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Dr. Fred Smoller

Associate Professor
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Department of Political Science
Expertise: Media and Politics; Local Government; Public Administration
Office Location: Roosevelt Hall 254
Office Hours: T/TH 4:00-6:00pm or by Appt.
Phone: (714) 516-4582
Scholarly Works:
Digital Commons
First-year Foundations Program
State University of New York, College of Fredonia, Bachelor of Arts
The University of Texas At Austin, Master of Arts
Indiana University Bloomington, Ph.D.


Dr. Fred Smoller is Associate Professor of Political Science and has been on the Chapman faculty since 1983.  He received his Ph.D. from Indiana University.  His major area of interest is American politics, with an emphasis on media and politics, local government, and public administration.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Orange County, CA: From Red to Purple to Green: The Politics of Climate Change. Paper delivered at the Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California April 18-21, 2019.
Orange County Annual Survey, 2019, focus on Transportation
From Kleptocracy to Democracy: How Citizens Can Take Back Local Government. Cognella Academic Publishing.
Orange County Annual Survey, focus on Housing and Homelessness
"What can we learn from the scandal in the City of Bell, CA?" Paper presented in Canada at the Western Political Science Association Conference. I convened the panel which included published authors, attorneys, and Greg Warren, a graduate student in the School of Education at Chapman University.
Public Administration and Disability Issues: Teaching Opportunities and Challenges. Fred Smoller and Arthur W. Blaser. Paper delivered at the Teaching Public Administration Conference (TPAC) June, 2013.