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Dari Sylvester Tran

Associate Professor of Political Science


Phone: 209.946.2007

Office Hours

WPC 126


PhD, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 2006

MA, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 2002

BA, Trinity College, 1998

Curriculum Vitae 

Teaching Philosophy

Learning is a journey comprised of challenges, critical questioning and growth. It is the hallmark of a life well lived. I've always appreciated the process of learning and thus I strive to make my classroom experiences memorable and enriching.
Students can expect to be engaged in a learning environment that includes a mixture of:
Classroom discussion
Formal presentations
Group Debates
Critical Blogging
I am open to creative suggestions that enhance the learning of my students. We are partners in learning and Pacific is the perfect place to engage in that pursuit.

Scholarly Interest

Elections Administration
State and Local Government


POLS 119 Government in Action: Public Policy
POLS 041 U.S. Government and Politics
POLS 104 Urban Government
Sacramento Experience Internship Seminar