Speakers & Experts
Gregory K. Freeland, Ph.D.Professor of Political Science
Phone: (805) 493-3477
Dr. Freeland’s expertise includes American politics (Civil Rights Movement, minority politics) and comparative politics (Latin America/Caribbean region). He has traveled and studied primarily in the Caribbean and has written scholarly articles on the region.
Dr. Freeland has also written scholarly articles on the civil rights era, music and social movements, and environmental justice. He has been the recipient of several grants and fellowships, including a John and Flora Haynes Faculty Fellowship to study citizen engagement in redistricting (2009) and a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to the Southern Civil Rights Institute at Harvard University (1998).
Dr. Freeland is a member of the American Political Science Association, Western Political Science Association and the Caribbean Studies Association. He is Chair of the Department of Political Science, Faculty Advisor for Model United Nations and Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor Society).
Dr. Freeland is active in community affairs and is the President of the Board of Directors of the Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE) and served as a delegate to the National Summit on Africa (2000). He enjoys traveling to study and explore other cultures and societies.
"Multiculturalism and Diversity in the United States"
"Citizen Participation and Civic Engagement"
"The Civil Rights Movement"