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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