Teaching Interests
Research Interests
Educational Background

College of NSS

Department of Political Science 

Greg Andranovich
CSULA Outstanding Professor, 2005-06

Office: E&T 514
Phone: (323) 343-2235
FAX: (323) 343-6452


Dr. Andranovich received his BA from the University of Virginia's College at Wise and then went to George Mason University for his MA.  After working for Prospect Industries (a commercial roofing and waterproofing company) in northern Virginia, he attended the University of California, Riverside, where he received his PhD in political science.  He worked for the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) and COSMOS Corp. in Washington, DC, and has taught at several universities, most recently Washington State University, before coming to CSULA in 1993.  He has served as his Department's Chairperson, and as the Faculty Director of the Students Learning in Communities program at CSULA.


Dr. Andranovich teaches and advises students in the public administration program. He believes that learning is best accomplished through a variety of approaches and typically uses a combination of lecture, discussion, portfolios, and group assignments in his courses.  He regularly teaches American government, urban politics, and public policy courses. 


Dr. Andranovich's research interests are in urban and regional policy making, and comparative public administration. Recent references to his published work are provided below; all work is co-authored. 

Representative Professional Activities
Selected Publications
2011 Contextualizing Olympic legacies. Urban Geography 32 (6): 823-844.
2005 Culture, Development, and Public Administration in Africa (Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian Press)
2001 Olympic Dreams: The Impact of Mega-Events on Local Politics (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner)
2000 Local Economic Development in Southern California's Suburbs: 1990-1997 (San Francisco: Public Policy Institute of California) 
2001 Olympic cities: Lessons learned from mega-event politics. Journal of Urban Affairs 23 (2): 113-131.
1993 Doing Urban Research (Newbury Park: Sage Publications)


PhD Political Science
UC Riverside 
Riverside, CA 

MA Economics
George Mason University 
Fairfax, VA 

BA Business & Public Administration
University of Virginia's College at Wise 
Wise, VA 


Dr. Andranovich is Chairperson of the Political Science Department in 2013-14. In Fall 2013, he is teaching POLS 570, Public Administration as a Field of Practice (Wed., 6:10-9:50pm); in Winter 2014 he is teaching POLS 404, Urban Government and Politics (Wed., 6:10-9:50pm). His office hours are available through the link on the Political Science Faculty page: and appointment can be made by signing up on the sheets posted outside his office (Engineering & Technology Building, A519). Students using email: please be sure to include your CIN number!

Updated October 2013