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College of Natural and Social Sciences

Department of Political Science 

Siegrun Fox Freyss, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita (continues working part-time)


Office Hours: MW 4:30-5:30 p.m. and by appt.
Office: Engineering & Technology Bldg., Room A518
Email: sfreyss@calstatela.edu
Phone: 323-343-2238
Fax: 323-343-6452

SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

Spring Quarter 2014

Course

Title

Day

Time

Room

POLS 472

Org. & Mgmt.

M

6:10-10:00 p.m.

KH B3009

POLS 567

Third Sector & NPOs

W

6:10-10:00 p.m.

KH B3016


BACKGROUND

Dr. Freyss received her doctorate in Government from the Claremont Graduate University and her master's degree in Applied Geography from the Technical University in Munich, Germany. Her professional career began as a city planner. She then moved to academia, teaching at various universities in the United States.  Since 1996 she has been at the California State University, Los Angeles.


TEACHING INTERESTS

As a faculty member in the Master of Science in Public Administration Program (MSPA), Dr. Freyss teaches 400-and 500-level courses on organization theory, human resource management, labor relations, the management of nonprofit organizations, and research methods. In the field of political science, Dr. Freyss occasionally teaches POLS 150, Government and American Society.


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Dr. Freyss' research interests are in the areas of organizational innovations in local government, the management of human capital, as well as capacity building of nonprofit organizations. From March to December 2014, she is writing a monthly column for the PA Times Online on “Paradigm Shifts in Public Administration - Towards New Benchmarks and Best Practices.”

Year

Publications (2000 and later)

2013

Co-authors Riccucci, Norma M. & Katherine C. Naff, with the assistance of David H. Rosenbloom and Al Hyde.  Personnel Management in Government.  Politics and Process,7th ed. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2013.

2009

Editor. Human Resource Management in Local Government: An Essential Guide, 3rd ed. Washington, DC: International City/County Management Association.

2009

"Matching City Power Structures and City Managers' Leadership Styles: A New Model of Fit." In 2009 Municipal Year Book. Washington, DC: International City/County Management Association.

2006

"Learning Political Engagement from the Experts: Advocacy Groups, Neighborhood Councils, and Constituency Service." PS: Political Science and Politics, 39, 1 (Jan.), pp. 137-146.

2004

Editor. Human Resource Management in Local Government: An Essential Guide, 2nd ed. Washington, DC: International City/County Management Association.

2004

"Local Government Operations and Human Resource Policies: Trends and Transformations." In 2004 Municipal Year Book. Washington, DC: International City/County Management Association, 2004.

2004

"The Schwarzenegger Phenomenon: A Leader for Hyperpluralistic Times -- and More. Occasional Paper No. 6, Pat Brown Institute, California State University, Los Angeles.

2004

Book Review of "A Voice for Nonprofits by Jeffrey M. Berry, with David F. Arons." Perspectives on Political Science 33, 3 (Summer), p. 176.

2003

"Municipal Government Personnel Systems: A Test of Two Archetypical Models." In Local Government Management. Current Issues and Best Practices. An ASPA Classics Volume, eds. Douglas J. Watson and Wendy L. Hassett. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2003. (The ASPA Classics Volume "includes thirty of the most outstanding articles that have been published over the last sixty years" in ASPA affiliated publications.)

2003

Contributor. Colby, A. et al. Educating Citizens. Preparing America's Undergraduates for Lives of Moral and Civic Responsibility. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass in Partnership with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

2003

The Diversity Culture at the American Red Cross Blood Services, Southern California Region. Report of the Second Survey. Washington, DC: American National Red Cross.

2003

"Political Perspectives of Nonprofit Organizations," "Benevolent Societies," and "Friendly Societies." In Encyclopedia of Philanthropy in the U.S., ed. Dwight Burlingame. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

2002

Book Review of "Grassroots Associations by David Horton Smith." Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 31 (June), pp. 284-289.

2000

"Diversity Conflict Management: Strengthening the House That Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Have Built" (book review essay). Review of Public Personnel Administration 20, 3, (Summer), pp. 78-84.

 

Date

Presentations (2000 and later)

March 28-30, 2013

“Postmodern Public Administration and Local Governance: Seeking Pathways and Models into the Future.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Hollywood, CA.

Feb. 27, 2013

“Postmodern Trends Impacting Testing for Hiring and Promotion Decisions.” Talk at the luncheon of the Personnel Testing Council of Southern California (PTC-SC).

April 9-13, 2010

"From Policy Networks to Implementation Networks: A Study of Child Care Services in the City of Los Angeles." Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Society for Public Administration, San Jose.

March 20-22,
2008

"Matching City Power Structures and City Managers' Leadership Style: A New Model of Fit." Paper presented at the annual conference of the Western Political Science Association, San Diego.

March 23-27,
2007

"Postmodern Public Collaboration Efforts: Compatibilities and Contradictions in Emerging HRM Trends." Paper presented at the 68th national conference of the American Society for Public Administration, Washington, DC.

March 3,
2004

"The Schwarzenegger Phenomenon: A Community Builder for Hyperpluralistic Times." First talk in the Pat Brown Institute 2004 Public Policy Lecture Series, CSULA.

Aug. 28-31,
2003

"Learning Political Engagement from the Experts: Advocacy Groups, Neighborhood Councils, and Constituency Service." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia.

March 23-26,
2002

"From EEO to Diversity Conflict Management: A Trend Analysis of Best Practices." Paper presented at the 63rd national conference of the American Society for Public Administration, Phoenix, AZ.

April 1-4,
2000

"Matching City Politics and City Management: How to Achieve Stability in City Hall." Paper presented at the 61st national conference of the American Society for Public Administration, San Diego.

 

Date

Externally Funded Research

1998-2004

"Analysis of the Diversity Culture and the Evaluation of Diversity Training Programs." Joint Project of the Intercultural Proficiency Program, CSULA, and the American Red Cross Blood Services, Southern California Region, funded by the Kellogg Foundation.

2002-2005

"POLS 150, Government and American Society -- with Service-Learning Component." One of 21 projects selected by the Carnegie Foundation's Political Engagement Project to study effective ways of increasing students' interest in public affairs. For additional information, please go to http://www.carnegiefoundation.org/PEP/

 

Date

Professional and Community Service

2001-2014

Executive Council, LA Metro Chapter, American Society for Public Administration

2002-2006

Treasurer, Monterey Hills Federation, Los Angeles

2001-2003

Founding Member, Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council, Los Angeles



EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

1978

Ph.D., Government
Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

 

1970

M.A. (Diplom), Geography, concentration in city and regional planning,
Technical University Munich, Germany

 

1967

B.A. (Vordiplom), Geography
Technical University Munich, Germany

 



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