Noemi Alexander

Noemi Hernandez Alexander, Ph.D.

Department Chair, History & Government - Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Political Science

Office Phone: (951) 343-3961
Email: nalexander@calbaptist.edu
Department: History & Government
Office Location: 10370 Hemet St., Suite 100; Riverside, CA 92503
Office Hours: By Appointment


Degree Major Emphasis Institution Date
Ph.D. Political Science Claremont Graduate University 2020
M.P.A. Public Administration & Policy California State University at Long Beach 2001
B.A. Social Work Policy California State University at Long Beach 1998

Classes Taught

  • POL 213 American Government
  • POL 223 American State and Local Government
  • POL 465 Policy Process and Anlysis
  • POL 493 Principles of Public Administration
  • POL 451 Executive Leadership & Management in the Public Sector
  • POL 443 Diplomatic History of the U.S.
  • HIS 311 Minorities in America
  • HIS 315 History of Latin America

Academic Areas / Scholarly Interests

Latino Politics

Latino Evangelicals: Identity and Political Preferences

Race, Ethnicity and Politics

Racialized Rhetoric and Policy Implications

Research, Presentations, and Publications


Latino Evangelicals: How their Multiple Identity Influences their Political Preferences

Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882: The California Connection to Immigration Policy

Reies Lopez Tijerina: The Pentecostal Preacher’s Political Activism 

The Unique Transformational Leadership of Political Figures

From 1790 to 2020 The Formation of Race Categories on the Defintion of Citizenship


Politics of Race, Immigration, and Ethnicity Consortium (PRIEC-UCR) Latino Evangelicals and their Political Proclivities - Presenter

A Wise Woman is No One's Enemy- Bible Study Teacher, Sandals Church

Because Kindness: A Study on Naomi and Ruth - Bible Study Teacher, Sandals Church

Alpha Chi Honor Society Awards Ceremony. - Keynote Faculty Speaker

Angelita Scholarship Award Ceremony - Keynote Speaker

Autism Society of Inland Empire's CLASE Advocacy Workshop - Teacher/Facilitator 

Centennial High School's College Acceptance Ceremony - Keynote Speaker

Career Day for Riverside County Migrant Student Education - Workshop Facilitator


Inland Empire Ant-Racist Summit - Panelist

Church Membership / Activities

  • The Grove
  • Noemi has a heart for college aged women and espouses the importance in being a mentor and seeking out mentors.
  • She has taught women on Leadership and Mentorship from Paul’s letters to Timothy.
  • Facilitated an educational symposium - The Realities of Modern Day Slavery: Human Trafficking
  • Ribrth Homes

Community Service / Involvement

  • Racial Equtiy Taskforce of California Baptist University
  • Anti-Racists Riveriside Citizen Coalition 
  • Has worked on political campaigns
  • Appointed by Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi as the Consumer Advocate to the California Assigned Risk Plan and Low Cost Auto program.
  • Served as Polling Inspector of Elections in Riverside County

Practical Work Experience:

  • Former Executive Director of MMC -  a faith based non-profit organization that provided food and care supplies to families living in the city dumps of Tijuana, Mexico.
  • Previously a paralegal in Insurance litigation.

Interests / Hobbies / Travel / Family

In my free time, I love laughing with my husband and kids.