Martin Saiz California State University - Northridge
Martin Saiz (Ph.D. University of Colorado at Boulder, 1992) is Professor of Political Science and the former Chair of the Political Science Department at California State University, Northridge. Professor Saiz joined the CSUN faculty in 1999 after teaching for seven years with the Department of Government and International Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to teaching, Professor Saiz directed small town and neighborhood community service centers for the Center for Community Development and Design at the University of Colorado at Denver. There he helped local organizations develop problem-solving capacities doing neighborhood revitalization projects together with graduate design and planning students. He was appointed to the Denver Planning Commission and served two four-year terms during which he developed insights into the political process gained only from the inside.
Professor Saiz has taught American government and politics for 27 years. He writes extensively on issues of urban politics, political parties, economic development, and education policy. His articles have been published in the Journal of Politics, Urban Affairs Review, Political Research Quarterly, Policy Studies Journal, Economic Development Quarterly, The Journal of Urban Affairs, California Policy Issues Annual, Thought & Action, and the Higher Education Journal of the National Education Association, as well as in other books and journals.