Patricia Kircher, D.P.A.

Patricia Kircher, D.P.A.

Professor of Political Science

Department: History & Government
Office Phone: (951) 343-3930
Email Address:
Office Location: 10370 Hemet Street, Suite 200, Office 14; Riverside, CA 92503
Office Hours: Tuesday 10:30 a.m. --12:30 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m., and by appointment


Degree Major Emphasis Institution Date
D.P.A. Public Administration University of La Verne 2004
M.P.A. Public Administration University of La Verne 1995
B.S. Business Administration California Baptist College 1993
A.S. Nursing Riverside Community College 1979

Classes Taught

  • CJS 480: Statistics for Criminal Justice
  • CJS 485: Methods of Research
  • HIS 393: History of California
  • POL 213: American Government
  • POL 223: American State and Local Government
  • POL 395: Political Economy
  • POL 427: American Political Theory
  • POL 450: Research Methods for Political Science
  • POL 451: Executive Management in the Public Sector
  • POL 452: Organizational Theory & Design
  • POL 465: Policy Process and Analysis
  • POL 493: Principles of Public Administration
  • MPA 560: Statistics
  • MPA 585: Political Economy
  • MPA 510: History & Theory of Public Administration
  • MPA 520: Leadership & Management
  • MPA 590: Organizational Theory & Behavior

Academic Areas / Scholarly Interests

Public Administration; Public Policy; Policy Networks; Political Economy

Research, Presentations, and Publications

Dissertation Research Area: Policy Networks and Democratic Governance

Church Membership / Activities

Immanuel Lutheran Church

Community Service / Involvement

American Society of Public Administration

Interests / Hobbies / Travel / Family

Hobbies include spending time with my children and grandchildren, playing with my dogs, reading, and photography.

Personal Quote / Scripture / Philosophy of Education

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.
-Psalm 121: 1-2, NASB

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