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Matthew Beckmann

Matthew Beckmann is an Associate Professor of Political Science at UC Irvine. He studies American politics with a focus on the dynamics of White House politics.

Susan Carlson

Susan Carlson is Vice Provost for Academic Personnel and Programs at the UC Office of the President, and professor of English at UC Davis. Dr. Carlson has responsibility for UC systemwide policy, data, and processes that support faculty recruitment, retention, advancement, and diversity.

Karen Chapple

Karen Chapple

Karen Chapple is a Professor of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley. She holds the Carmel P. Friesen Chair in Urban Studies and her research focuses on housing and economic development in the U.S. and Latin America.

Janet Coffman

Janet Coffman is an Associate Professor at the UCSF School of Medicine. Her research focuses on the health care workforce, health insurance, and access to health care. She is also a Vice Chair of the California Health Benefits Review Program, a University of California program that analyzes health insurance benefit mandate legislation for the California State Legislature.

Michael Gottfried

Michael Gottfried is an Associate Professor in the Gervitz Graduate School of Education at UC Santa Barbara. His work focuses on education policy, and he focuses on areas such as students with disabilities, school absenteeism, and STEM.

Benjamin Highton

Benjamin Highton is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at UC Davis. His research explores political behavior, elections, and American national politics.

Gerald Kominski

Gerald Kominski is Director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and a Professor of Health Policy and Management. He researches the costs and financing of public insurance programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, and Workers' Compensation.

Thad Kousser

Thad Kousser is a Professor of Political Science at UC San Diego. He studies American politics, interest group influence, and how politicians use social media.

Scott Mackenzie

Scott Mackenzie is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at UC Davis. His research focuses on local government and politics, political development, and political methodology.

Adam Millard-Ball

Adam Millard-Ball is an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Studies Department at UC Santa Cruz. His research uses tools from urban planning and environmental economics to address challenges in transportation and climate change policy.

Karthick Ramakrishnan

Karthick Ramakrishnan is a Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at UC Riverside and Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy. He researches civic participation, immigration policy, and politics of race in the United States.

Jessica Trounstine

Jessica Trounstine is an Associate Professor of Political Science at UC Merced. She studies American politics with a focus on sub-national politics and the role of political institutions in shaping a responsive government.

Matthew Beckmann

Matthew Beckmann is an Associate Professor of Political Science at UC Irvine. He studies American politics with a focus on the dynamics of White House politics.

Susan Carlson

Susan Carlson is Vice Provost for Academic Personnel and Programs at the UC Office of the President, and professor of English at UC Davis. Dr. Carlson has responsibility for UC systemwide policy, data, and processes that support faculty recruitment, retention, advancement, and diversity.

Karen Chapple

Karen Chapple

Karen Chapple is a Professor of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley. She holds the Carmel P. Friesen Chair in Urban Studies and her research focuses on housing and economic development in the U.S. and Latin America.

Janet Coffman

Janet Coffman is an Associate Professor at the UCSF School of Medicine. Her research focuses on the health care workforce, health insurance, and access to health care. She is also a Vice Chair of the California Health Benefits Review Program, a University of California program that analyzes health insurance benefit mandate legislation for the California State Legislature.

Michael Gottfried

Michael Gottfried is an Associate Professor in the Gervitz Graduate School of Education at UC Santa Barbara. His work focuses on education policy, and he focuses on areas such as students with disabilities, school absenteeism, and STEM.

Benjamin Highton

Benjamin Highton is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at UC Davis. His research explores political behavior, elections, and American national politics.

Gerald Kominski

Gerald Kominski is Director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and a Professor of Health Policy and Management. He researches the costs and financing of public insurance programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, and Workers' Compensation.

Thad Kousser

Thad Kousser is a Professor of Political Science at UC San Diego. He studies American politics, interest group influence, and how politicians use social media.

Scott Mackenzie

Scott Mackenzie is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at UC Davis. His research focuses on local government and politics, political development, and political methodology.

Adam Millard-Ball

Adam Millard-Ball is an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Studies Department at UC Santa Cruz. His research uses tools from urban planning and environmental economics to address challenges in transportation and climate change policy.

Karthick Ramakrishnan

Karthick Ramakrishnan is a Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at UC Riverside and Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy. He researches civic participation, immigration policy, and politics of race in the United States.

Jessica Trounstine

Jessica Trounstine is an Associate Professor of Political Science at UC Merced. She studies American politics with a focus on sub-national politics and the role of political institutions in shaping a responsive government.

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