Jack W. Meek, Ph.D. is a Professor of Public Administration, Fellow of the University of La Verne Academy and Director of the Master of Public Administration Program. His research focuses on metropolitan governance including the emergence of administrative connections and relationships in local government, regional collaboration and partnerships, policy networks and citizen engagement. Jack has co-edited … Read More

Dr. Richard Gelm is a professor of Political Science and has been chair of the Department of History and Political Science since 1997. A recognized authority on Political Science and American Government, Dr. Gelm has also authored or co-authored several publications on topics such as religion and politics (especially the politics of American bishops), American … Read More

Dr. Ahmed Ispahani is a globally recognized expert in the field of economics and has taught at the University of La Verne since 1964.  He took a leave of absence in 1968 to serve as economic advisor to the Central Bank of Iran. In 1971, he began work on on the Iran Project in Iran, and … Read More