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John McCarthy, Ph.D.

Lecturer of Political Science

Office Phone: (951) 343-4656
E-mail: jmccarth@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: W.E. James Building, Room 268
Office Hours: TR: 10.00 am - 12.20 pm; 3.30 pm - 4.30 pm and by appointment

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Political Science University of North Carolina 1975
M.A. Political Science University of North Carolina 1973
B.A. Economics Holy Cross College 1966

Courses Taught

American Government
Political Parties and Interest Groups
State and Local Government
International Relations
Consitutional Law
Political Economy
American Diplomatic History
Congress and the Presidency
Campaigns and Elections
World Geography
Americal Constitutional Law
Political Economy


Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

Political Campaigns and Events
International Relations
State and Local Government
American Government


Teaching Experience

1994 - Present: California Baptist University
1993-94: Visiting Professor, University of California at Irvine
1979-85: University of the South at Sewanee
1976-79: Bradford College
University of Massachusetts
Califormia State University at Sacramento


Research, Presentations, & Publications

Books Published:

"A Spectator's Guide to American Presidential Elections." Linus Publications, 2007.

Research, Presentations and Publications:

"The Social Impact of Immigration in California." Gilchrist Annual Symposiun on Current Affairs, University of the South (Sewanee), 1999.

"Trends in U.S. and Philippine Relations," Guest Lecturer, St. Tomas University, Manila, Philippines, 1990

"Korea and California: Present Relations and Future Possibilities," Guest Lecturer, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, 1989.

"Ballot Initiatives in California: A Dubious Proposition?" Council of State Govemor'sAdvisors (Fonnerly Council of State Policy Advisors). Annual Conference. Bismarck, North Dakota. August 1990.

"Diversity in California: The Development of a Multi-Ethnic and Multi-Cultural State." Council of State Policy Advisors. Annual Conference. Monterey, California. September 1989.

"Crisis in the Persian Gulf: Implications for India," Issues in the Indian Economy: 1981, ed: Suresh Desai, Association of Indian Economic Studies, 1981.

"Indian Agricultural Policy: The Political Context," Issues in the Indian Economy: 1979, ed. by Suresh Desai, Association of Indian Economic Studies, 1979.

Book Review: Rural Development in Bangladesh & Pakistan, ed. by Robert Stevens,Harnza Alavi, and Peter J. Bertocci (Honolulu: The University Press of Hawaii, 1976). Reviewed in South Asia in Review, Vol 2, No.2, March 1978.

"Crisis in the Persian Gulf: Implications for India." Presented at the Annual Convention of the Allied Social Sciences Association, Denver, Colorado (September 6, 1980).

"The Iranian Revolution and the Balance of Power in the Persian Gulf." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Consortium for Asian Studies, Vanderbilt University (April 10, 1980).

"The Food Situation in China and India: A Comparison." Presented at the 1978 Annual Meeting of the Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, Wake Forest, North Carolina (January 20, 1978).

"Indian Agricultural Policy: The Political Context." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Indian Economic Studies, Montclair State College (August 20, 1977).
This paper was published as indicated above.


Church Membership & Activities

Sacred Heart Church


Community Service & Involvement

Consultant, Siskiyou County Superintendent of Education (current) Member, California Industrial Welfare Commission (1993-2000)
Secretary's Regional Representative, U.S. Department of Education, Region IX (1992-1993)
Senior Staff, Governor of California (1984-1991)
Member, President's National Advisory Council for the Peace Corps (1991- 1993)

Member, California Housing Finance Agency (1990-1991( Peace Corps Volunteer, India (1966-68)


Interests & Hobbies



Personal Philosophy

"The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means of education."

- Emerson