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Jennifer E. Walsh, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Professor, Department of History and Political Science
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3502
As a teacher, Jennifer E. Walsh, Ph.D., focuses on American government and U.S. political institutions, including Congress, the presidency, the federal judiciary, constitutional law, and state and local politics. Her primary research interests include crime policy, such as the Three Strikes sentencing movement, prosecutorial decision making, and the implementation of public policy at all levels of government. Walsh’s research on California’s controversial Three Strikes law has been widely disseminated in the scholarly community and among state lawmakers. In addition to her administrative, teaching, and research activities, Walsh also serves as the campus prelaw advisor.


Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
M.A., Claremont Graduate University
B.A., University of California, Riverside


  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • History and Political Science
  • School of Business and Management
    • Graduate Programs


  • California Politics
  • California Three Strikes Law
  • First Amendment “Establishment Clause” Jurisprudence
  • Prosecutorial Decision Making
  • Sentencing Policy

Courses Taught

POLI 150 – American Government
POLI 220 – State and Local Government
POLI 250 – Introduction to Criminal Law
POLI 350 – Constitutional Law: Fundamental Freedoms
POLI 351 – Constitutional Law: Criminal Justice
POLI 400 – Seminar on American Politics
POLI 405 – The American Presidency
POLI 410 – Congress
POLI 415 – The Federal Judiciary
POLI 450 – Principles and Practice of Research Design
POLI 471 – Political Topics
POLI 496 – Senior Seminar: Religion and Politics

Office Hours

By appointment

Office Location

Ronald Building, Room 156, East Campus

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