Kim Geron Ph.D

Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science

Department of Political Science

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    Phone: (510) 885-3222 (Direct)
  • Office: SF 424


Professor Kim Geron began teaching at CSU East Bay in Fall Quarter, 1999 in the Department of Political Science.  He received a B.A. in Labor Studies in 1992 at CSU Dominguez Hills and a Ph.D. in Political Science in 1998 at the University of California, Riverside. Professor Geron retired in Fall 2019 and entered the Faculty Early Retirement Program (FERP).  Professor Geron teaches courses in the Public Affairs and Administration Option of the Political Science major. He encourages direct participation by students in research and policy analysis. He encourages students to become active members of the local and global community.  

Professor Geron teaches courses in:

  • American politics:  U.S. Political Institutions, California Politics and Policy, and Urban Politics
  • Public policy: Public Policy Analysis, Immigration Policy and Law, and Labor Politics and Law
  • Public administration: Bureaucratic Politics and Administrative Law 

His research interests include race and ethnic politics, the labor movement, social movements, and immigration policy. 

  • B.A., CSU Dominguez Hills
  • MA AND Ph.D. UC Riverside
Not teaching this semester.

with Kent Wong. 2020. “Asian American Labor.” A chapter in Asian Pacific American Experiences:  Past, Present and Future.  Eunai Shrake, Teresa Williams-Leon, and Edith Chen Editors. 2nd edition, Kendall-Hunt Publishing Company.

 with Meiling Wu, Scott Geron, and Annie Hoang. 2020. ” The Student Service Operation for Success program for Asian American and American Pacific Islander Students.” In Models of Practice: Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) in Action. Dina Maramba and Timothy Fong. Editors.

 with Loan Ki Dao, Tracy Lai, and Kent Wong. 2019. “Asian American Studies and the Fight for Worker Justice” AAPI Nexus: Policy, Practice and Community.  Asian American Studies. Vol. 16. No. 2 (Spring): 1-22.  University of California Los Angeles. 

 with Gretchen Reevy Manning. 2018. “California State University East Bay: Alignment of Adjunct and Tenure Track Faculty Interests and Goals.” Adjunct Higher Ed: The Unionization of Contingent Faculty in the United States. Edited by Kim Tolley. John Hopkins University Press. 

 with Danvy Le. 2018. “Asian Americans: the Challenge of Citizenship Status and Building Community.” Community as the Material Basis of Citizenship.” Editor, Rudolfo Rosales. Routledge Press and imprint of Taylor and Francis.   

 “Essay 17. AAPI Political Mobilization and Participation.” 2017. Finding a Path Forward: Asian American Pacific Islander National Historical Landmarks Theme Study. Edited by Franklin Odo. National Park Service, Department of the Interior. Washington, D.C.

 with Johanna Hester, Tracy Lai, and Paul Ong. 2016. “Asian American Workers and Unions: Current & Future Opportunities for Organizing Asian American & Pacific Islander Workers.” AAPIs 2040AAPI Nexus: Policy, Practice and Community: Vol. 14, No. 1. Asian American Studies, University of California Los Angeles.  

 Published Books:

with Dr. Sharon Navarro. Latino Political Power, 2nd edition. Lynne Rienner Pub. Expected publication in 2023. Latino Political Power. 2005. Lynne Rienner Pub.  

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


Member, Alliance for the Black Community (ABC) at CSU East Bay 

Member, California Faculty Association (CFA)

Member, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)

Board member, San Francisco Chinese Progressive Association (CPA)

Member, CSUEB Asian Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Association (APIFSA)

Co-Principal Investigator: Transfer-APASS program (2016-2022)

Professor Geron was 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.