(section 0774, meets Mon/Wed 09:35am - 11:00am in NEA 122)
(section 3543, meets Mon/Wed 05:00pm - 06:25pm in NEA 122)
(section 3545, meets Tue/Thu 05:00pm - 06:25pm in NEA 122)
(section 0723, meets Mon/Wed 11:10am - 12:35pm in NEA 127)
(section 0724, meets Tue/Thu 09:35am - 11:00am in NEA 113)
(section 0776, meets Tue/Thu 11:10am - 12:20pm in NEA 122)
My interest in politics and political science stems from my earliest years and has continued through my formal education beginning in high school and throughout my undergraduate and graduate education. The courses that are entailed in the curriculum for a political science instructor are equivalent to the upper and lower division courses that I completed during my undergraduate years. In addition, my graduate education has prepared me for the day to day functioning of city government through public administration.
In addition to my formal training I have gained valuable experience through working in numerous political campaigns; as a congressional intern for former U.S. Congressman Mel Levine; my years of service with various civic and community groups; and through my nineteen years working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Throughout my educational career I have been involved with some form of student council and/ or committee. During my years attending West Los Angeles College I was deeply involved with the Associated Student Organization as its chief justice, ASO Student Body President, and as West Los Angeles College's representative for the student trustee position for the Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees. Additionally, I was one of the founding members of the San Fernando Valley Young Democrats (circa 1985, now defunct), head of the NAACP Youth and College Division, and I served on the board of directors of the Southern Christian Leadership Council of Greater Los Angeles.
My educational background is varied beginning with attending West Los Angeles Community College; earning a B.A. in Political Science from Loyola-Marymount University; a Master of Public Administration from California State University, Northridge; certificate in Proactive Leadership from Cornell University (eCornell); certificate in Leadership, Organizing and Action from Harvard University (expected, May 2015); attending law school at Southwestern Law School and San Fernando Valley College of Law; and attending Walden University for a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration.
I look forward to working with all of you this term.
Van P. Chaney