of Natural and Social Sciences
J. Theodore Anagnoson
Chair of the Academic Senate, 2002-2004
Office: E&T A529
I have taught at Cal State LA since 1983, with interruptions in 1988 for a semester at the University of Waikato (Hamilton, New Zealand) and the 1995-1997 period, when I was Acting Director of the Health Financing Policy Division, Office of Health Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. I have also taught at the University of Rochester, where I got my PhD, Alfred University (1972-1974), the University of California at Santa Barbara (1975-1983), the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand (1981) as a Fulbright lecturer, and the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand. In 1974-75, I was a Brookings Institution research fellow while working on my dissertation, Political Influence in the Distribution of Federal Grants: A Study of the Implementation of Public Policy. I have had 20 grants over the course of my career, including four from the National Science Foundation. I have also written some 28+ articles and book chapters, as well as several versions of StataQuest 4, the StataQuest 4 Text Companion , and the recently published, Governing California in the 21st Century (Norton, 2007).
I was chair of the Department from 1986 to 1993 and 2000-2001.
In addition to this site, I have developed several others, but I now manage only these two:
I have taught the following in recent years. These are all POLS courses except 230.
I place a lot of emphasis on giving students the tools needed, particularly computer-based tools, to do research and function in today's job market.
Most of the research I have done has focused on
"Health Politics in the 1990s After the Health Security Act: Can the Gaps Be Filled?" Presented at the 1998 annual meetings of the American Political Science Association, Boston, September 2-6.
Workshop on " Trends in the Availability and Analysis of Social Science Data for Teaching and Research ." Presented at Cal State LA on October 14, 1998 in the Faculty Instructional Technology Lab.
" Microsimulations of Public Policy ," a book chapter for The Handbook of Public Information Systems, completed December, 1998.
" A Comparative Analysis of Quantitative and Qualitative Measures of Undergraduate Political Science Students' Learning Outcomes ," with Edward S. Malecki, presented at the annual meetings of the American Political Science Association, September 2-5, 1999, Atlanta, Georgia.
" An Informal Handbook for Part-Time Faculty," Department of Political Science, California State University, Los Angeles (September, 1999).
"Public Opinion and Medicare" (.pdf) presented at the annual meetings of the American Political Science Association, August 29-September 1, 2002, Boston, Massachusetts. Note that this is a PDF file.
"The Crisis in Higher Education Funding: State Budgetary Health and Spending on Higher Education." Presented at the annual meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association, April, 2005. Co-authored with Prof. J. Emrey.
Research Count: Under What Conditions Will Decisionmakers Listen
To What You Have To Say?"
Keynote address to the all-CSU Student Research Conference, CSU
Hills, May, 2007.
Fall 2007 Schedule
Winter 2008 - not teaching.
Spring 2008 - not teaching.
POLS 330, Politics of Aging, Fall 2007: Syllabus.
POLS 587, Seminar: Politics of Aging, Fall 2007. Syllabus.