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Kim Geron, Ph.D Faculty Profile

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Kim  Geron, Ph.D

Professor, Department of Political Science

Department of Political Science

Political Internship Coordinator

Professor Kim Geron began teaching at CSU East Bay in Fall Quarter, 1999. He received a B.A. in Labor Studies in 1992 and a Ph.D. in Political Science in 1998. As the lead faculty member for the Public Affairs and Administration Option for the Political Science major, he advises students on the pathway to complete their major in a timely fashion. He encourages direct participation by students in research and policy analysis. He mentors students to become active members of the local and global community.

For students seeking a career in the government and the non-profit sectors, Prof. Geron assists in designing an educational track leading to future employment options. Internships offer a proven path for these students to gain practical experience in the world of public affairs. A political internship can be a richly rewarding experience. As the coordinator of internships for the Political Science Department, Prof. Geron advises students on placement in meaningful and challenging positions. He annually takes a group of students to the Sacramento Legislative Seminar to attend workshops with lobbyists, legislators and staffers, and the media.

As the lead faculty member for the Public Affairs and Administration Option for the Political Science major, he advises students on the pathway to complete their major in a timely fashion. He encourages direct participation by students in research and policy analysis. He mentors students to become active members of the local and global community.

Professor Geron teaches courses in:

  • American politics (American Political Institutions, Public Policy/California Politics, State and Local Politics, Urban Politics, and Interest Groups)
  • Public policy (Public Policy Analysis, Immigration Policy and Law, and Labor Politics and Law)
  • Public administration (Bureaucratic Politics and Administrative Law, Politics of Public Budgeting)
  • Race and Ethnic politics

His research interests include race and ethnic politics, the labor movement, social movements, and immigration policy. He is currently conducting research on the Asian American Movement, Latino politics, race and labor politics, and community based urban politics.

TRANSFER-APASS Program, Principal Investigator: Dept. of Education AANAPISI grant  

Professor Geron is also the Principal Investigator for the CSU East Bay's Transfer Asian Pacific American Student Success ((APASS) – a five year grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) for Asian American and Pacific Islander transfer students.

  • B.A., CSU Dominguez Hills
  • MA AND Ph.D. UC Riverside
Fall Quarter 2017
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampusTextbook Info
POSC 311302Political InternshipARRARRHayward Campus View Books
POSC 311303Political InternshipARRARRHayward Campus View Books
POSC 311305Political InternshipARRARRHayward Campus View Books
POSC 341801U.S. Immigration Policy & LawTTH4:00PM5:50PMAE-0386Hayward Campus View Books
POSC 389802Cooperative EducationARRARRHayward Campus View Books

with Michael Liu. 2010. “Against the Tide: Mobilization and Community Planning in Asian Ethnic Enclaves, Contentious Sites between Capital and Community.” Urban Spaces: Planning and Struggles for Land and Community. Edited by J. Jennings and J. S. Jordan-Zachery. Lanham: MD. Lexington Books.

with co-authors, Michael Liu and Tracy Lai. 2008. The Snake Dance of Asian American Activism: Community, Vision, and Power. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

with Melissa Michelson. 2008. "Political Participation and Voting Behavior" in Latinoa/os in the United States; Changing the Face of America. Springer Publishing.

with Sarah Chavez. 2006. "Political Incorporation and Political Empowerment: The Changing Face of Racial Politics in Oakland, California" in Black and Latino/a Politics: Issues in Political Development in the United States. Barnhardt & Ashe Publishing.

with James Lai. 2006. "When Asian Americans Run: the Suburban and Urban Dimensions of Asian American Candidates in California Local Politics." California Politics and Policy. June

Latino Political Power. 2005. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishing.

Vice President, California Faculty Association 2007-2017.

Ist Vice President, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance

President, Alameda Chapter of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)

Board member, San Francisco Chinese Progressive Association

Member, CSUEB Asian Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Association, and the CSUEB Diversity Council

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