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.
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.