of Political Science /Chair of Political Science Department
vary per semester
I pursued my undergraduate and graduate studies in political
science with an emphasis on international relations and politics of the Middle
East at California State University, Fullerton. I have been teaching at
Santiago Canyon College since 1999. I love my job, my students, my colleagues,
and the wonderful world of academics.
I have co-authored a political science textbook in American
Government. The book is called, "Understanding American Government",
by BVT Textbook Publishing. I am currently working on the latest edition of
On a personal level, I have completed my first two poetry
manuscripts and published them with I-Universe Publishers (an affiliated
company with Barnes and Noble Books). The books are called, "Seasons
Volume I - Twenty-Two Poems from My Heart", and "Seasons Volume II -
Twenty-Eight Poems of the Naked Soul." The third and final volume of
Seasons will be out in 2018.
I have co-authored an academic paper entitled, "The
Historical and Political Influence of 20th Century Imperialism and Colonialism
upon 21st Century China" with Professor Narges Rabii of the History
Department at SCC. The paper was presented at the Oxford University Round Table
in August 2006 in Oxford, England and has been published online by the Oxford
University Forum on Public Policy. I was invited back to serve as a
panelist/discussant for the Oxford University Round Table in August of 2007. It
was a wonderful experience the second time around as well.
I am a regular political contributor to the Payameh-Ashena
Magazine, Raheh Zendegi Magazine, and
Barese Ketab Magazine, which are monthly
periodicals featuring articles on contemporary issues written by
Iranian-American professionals in Orange County, California.
I am a member of the SCC Curriculum Council, a member of the
Honors Program Advisory Committee, and the current department chair for
If you want to be inspired and challenged, take a course in
political science. Come ready to work hard, think critically, and have an open
mind. I only hope that you leave my classes feeling like you are more aware of
the world around you.
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