Fred Smoller, Ph.D. is on the faculty of Brandman University’s Masters in Public Administration Program.

He is also the director of Brandman’s Center for Sustainable Living. Dr. Smoller received his Ph.D. from Indiana University in political science.

Smoller is an associate professor of political science at Chapman University, where, in addition to being department chair for 10 years, he was the director of the Henley Social Sciences Survey Research Center.

He is experienced in conducting both quantitative and qualitative research studies. Smoller frequently contributes to the media on questions related to Orange County politics and government.

Smoller also made a documentary about Steve Rocco, the fluke election of an eccentric, unemployed recluse to a school board; the problems he caused, and the unsuccessful effort to oust him.

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