Scott Spitzer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science  |  CSUF Town Hall Meeting Director

 

Scott  Spitzer, Ph. D

Scott J. Spitzer is an Associate Professor of Political Science at California State University, Fullerton. His research addresses presidential leadership, racial politics, the decline of New Deal Liberalism, and the rise of contemporary conservatism. His most recent work appears in Presidential Studies Quarterly and in The Sixties: A Journal of Politics, History and Culture, and he is currently revising a manuscript for publication:From Johnson’s War on Poverty to Nixon’s Silent Majority: Welfare, Race, and the Origins of Modern Conservatism. 
 
Professor Spitzer is the Lead Faculty in Political Science for the CSU Chancellor’s Proven Course Redesign with Technology and is the Director of the CSU Fullerton Town Hall Meeting program.

Phone: (657) 278 - 3771

Email:  sspitzer@fullerton.edu

Office: GH 526

Office Hours:
TU/TH 3:00-5:00 PM
or by appointment 

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Political Science, Columbia University 2000
  • B.A. cum laude, English and American Literature, with Department Honors Brandeis University 1987

 

Research Areas

  • Graduate Seminar in American Political Development (514)
  • Media and Politics (448)
  • Urban Politics and Policymaking (427)
  • Presidents and the Presidency (416)
  • Introduction to American Politics (100)
  • Professor Spitzer has also proposed a new course – The Politics of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (325) – which is awaiting final approval by the Academic Senate.

 

Publications


 

Journal Articles:

  • “Nixon’s New Deal: Welfare Reform for the Silent Majority.” 2012. Presidential Studies Quarterly 42 (3):
    455-481.
  • “The Emergence of Race in Congressional Welfare Policymaking: the 1962 and 1967 Amendments to AFDC.” 2012. The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture 5 (1): 75-112.

Other publications:

  • “Race and Ethnicity in California Politics,” 2015. Chapter 5 in California Politics
    in National Perspective, 8th edition, edited by Yuan Ting, Shelly Arsneault, and Stephen Stambough. New York: Kendall Hunt Publishing.
  • “The Governor of California and the American President,” 2015. Chapter 7 in California Politics in National Perspective, 8th edition, edited by Yuan Ting, Shelly Arsneault, and Stephen Stambough. New York: Kendall Hunt Publishing.
  • “Executive Leadership: The Governor of California and the American President,” 2011. Chapter 7 in California Politics in National Perspective, 7th edition, edited by Yuan Ting, Shelly Arsneault, and Stephen Stambough. New York: Kendall Hunt Publishing.
  • “Welfare,” 2011. Pp. 819-826 in Governing America: Major Decisions of Federal, State and Local Governments
    from1789 to the Present, Volume I, edited by Paul J. Quirk and William Cunion. New York: Facts on File.
  • “The ‘New’ Nixon Library.” 2010. The Western: Newsletter of the Western Political Science Association 2
    (Spring): 3-10.
  • “Executive Leadership: The Governor of California and the American President.” 2009. Chapter 7 in California Politics in National Perspective, 6th edition, edited by Phillip Gianos and Yuan Ting. New York: Kendall Hall Publishing, 2009.