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School of Public Policy Welcomes New Fall 2015 Adjunct Faculty

The School of Public Policy will welcome three new adjunct faculty members for the Fall 2015 semester. Doug Green, Matthew Peterson, and James Prince will teach Master of Public Policy elective courses in the American Politics, International Relations, and State and Local Policy specialization areas. Green, principal of DH Green Consulting, will be teaching a course on nonprofit management; Peterson, who will be leading a course on media and public policy, currently directs the Burnweit Database project at the Rose Institute; and Prince, cofounder and president of the Democracy Council, will teach a course on the Arab Awakening.

Green is an adjunct professor at California Lutheran University, specializing in courses related to managing nonprofit organizations, financial development for nonprofits, strategic public relations, and marketing for social enterprise.  He is the cofounder of three leadership development programs at Pepperdine that focus on strategic planning, fundraising, and nonprofit leadership.  Green is the principal of DH Green Consulting specializing in strategic planning, evaluation and organizational development with a client list that includes First 5 Ventura County, Interface Children Family Services, California Conference of Local AIDS Directors, Museum of Ventura County, United Way, Los Angeles Office of Education Head Start and more.  He has led a number of service learning projects and research that include community and family violence prevention, HIV risk factors and barriers to care among Latinos, and other social justice causes.  He is the recipient of the Douglas Shively Award for Outstanding Community Impact.  Green received a BA in English from the University of North Florida, an MBA in finance at the Edwin L. Cox School of Business and Southern Methodist University, and final dissertation EdD in organizational leadership at Pepperdine University.

Peterson, in his second term as an adjunct at the School of Public Policy, has been a visiting professor in the Government Department of Claremont McKenna College and has taught in the Political Science Department at Loyola Marymount University and the Humanities Program at Azusa Pacific University.  He has served as assistant to the directors at the Rose Institute of State and Local Government at Claremont McKenna College, and as the assistant director of the Center for Local Government at the Claremont Institute.  As vice president of Grant evaluation, Inc., he evaluated the impact and effectiveness of over $50 million dollars in federal education grants to local education agencies across the nation.  He currently directs the Burnweit Database project at the Rose Institute, putting the most comprehensive biographical data about California lawmakers and other officials throughout the state’s history online.  As a consultant, he has analyzed municipal politics, campaign contributions, and conducted community network analysis.  He helped create the prototype for “Wikishine,” an interactive, nonpartisan website dedicated to providing citizens with uniform, usable data and information on the finances and performance of their local governments and has created innovative and nationally recognized blogs for think tanks, businesses, research institutes, and local communities.  He was vice president of business development at Simka Entertainment, which has completed 9 movies in the last two years for Grindstone and Lionsgate.  In addition to Forgotten Road Radio, a series of uplifting tales of civic virtue for radio and podcast, he is also currently developing a series of documentary projects investigating political corruption and public policy through real stories of city government in southern California.  Peterson received a BA from Thomas Aquinas College and a doctorate in political philosophy and American government from Claremont Graduate University. He is currently revising his dissertation on the meaning of the public good in early America for publication.

Prince cofounded and is president of the Democracy Council, an international nonprofit organization and U.S. Department of State implementer dedicated to promoting democracy, rule of law, and equal opportunity in emerging countries.  His responsibilities include designing and managing stabilization and civil society capacity building projects in emerging countries around the world with an emphasis on the Middle East and comparatively closed societies.  Prince’s work has been widely covered, including a feature on CBS 60 Minutes, and served as the basis for a series of mystery novels set in the Middle East. He has testified as an expert before the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Relations Committee and was a New Generation Fellow with the American Assembly.  His rticles have appeared in such publications as the Christian Science Monitor, Conflict Studies, Current Affairs, Daily Star, Detroit News, Forbes, Forward, Houston Chronicle, Jerusalem Post, LA Daily News, Newsday, SF Chronicle, Terrorism Violence and Insurgency, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Times.  Prior to starting the Democracy Council in 2000, Prince was a director with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Financial Advisory Services where he developed engagements in the U.S. and the Middle East. Prince worked as a professional staff member to the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee and to a California Member of Congress.  He worked in the Middle East Studies department at the Council on Foreign Relations and participated in multinational electoral missions in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Iraq, Palestinian Authority, and South Africa.  Prince received a BA in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an MA in national security policy from George Washington University. He also studied at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.