The Public Policy Analysis major consists of a five-course policy sequence, a statistics/mathematics requirement, a three-class internship and thesis sequence, and a concentration chosen by the student.

Courses chosen in consultation with student's academic adviser for relevance to internship and direction of study.

Concentrations can be taken in Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Environmental Analysis, Geology, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Science Technology and Society, and Sociology. Learn more by visiting the Major, Courses link in the navigation.

Faculty Liaisons

Each Pomona College department with a PPA concentration (Anthropology, Biology, etc.) has a faculty member who serves as a PPA faculty liaison. Each of these faculty liaisons meets with and advises students interested in their department's PPA concentration, talking with them about elective courses, internship ideas, and senior theses. Together with the PPA program's coordinator and associate director, the liaisons also form a group which meets regularly to evaluate overall program effectiveness, examine program requirements and discuss issues related to current students.

Thesis Readers

Students choose thesis readers based on both faculty expertise and working relationships formed over the course of the students' academic career at Pomona College. The choice of readers reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the Public Policy Analysis Program and the cooperative relationships among the Claremont Colleges. Because students can take classes at other colleges, and students from other colleges can choose PPA as their major, it is not unusual to have faculty from other colleges read PPA senior theses.

Faculty Liaisons by Department 2015-16

Anthropology

Pardis Mahdavi
Office: Hahn 209
Phone: (909) 607-7854
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Biology

Fran Hanzawa​
Office: Seaver Biology 113
Phone: (909) 607-8601
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Chemistry

Fred Grieman
Office: Seaver North 112
Phone: (909) 621-8450
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Economics

John Clithero
Phone: (909) 607-2810
Office: Carnegie 203
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Environmental Analysis

Bo Cutter
Phone: (909) 607-8187
Office: Carnegie 212
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Geology

Linda Reinen
Phone: (909) 621-8672
Office: Edmunds 242
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Physics

Bryan Penprase
Phone: (909) 621-8727
Office: Millikan 1291
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Politics

David Menefee-Libey
Phone: (909) 607-9323
Office: Carnegie 4
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Psychology

Sharon Goto
Phone: (909) 621-8854
Office: Lincoln 2101
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Science Technology and Society

Laura Perini
Phone: (909) 607-5095
Office: Pearsons 209
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Sociology

Colin Beck
Phone: (909) 621-8510
Office: Hahn 218
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