Hello, my name is Josh Franco and thank you for visiting my website.
I am a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Political Science at Cuyamaca College. As a first generation college graduate, introducing political science to the next generation of leaders and scholars is my mission.
I earned my Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science and B.A. in Public Policy from UC Merced. I also hold A.A. degrees in Economics and Political Science from Cerritos College.
My pedagogical focus is on pioneering “integrative political science”. My integrative political science courses merge lectures, journal articles analysis teams, public policy project teams, and simulations in a single course to facilitate a dynamic, active learning experience for students.
To support Cuyamaca College students interested in or majoring in Political Science, I run iPoliSci.com.
My research interests include American Politics, Congressional Politics, and Pedagogy.
Additionally, I have 5 years of professional experience working in the California State Capitol and U.S. Congress.
I recently launched iPoliSci.com Podcast with the inaugural series “Yo Trump! Yo Biden! Where you at?” This 8-episode series discussed the whereabouts of the candidates in the final 7 days of the 2020 presidential election.
Our next podcast series “Civic Entrepreneur” will broadcast on a weekly basis and focus on civic entrepreneurship, grassroots organizing, and public policy with diversity, inclusion, and equity at its core.