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Dr. Jeff Keele

Professor of Political Science


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100 E. College Ave.

Porterville, CA 93257

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BA, Brigham Young University, 1989

MA: U.C. Berkeley, 1990

Ph.D.: U.C. Berkeley, 2003

Dissertation: Korean Democratization...



Office: (559) 791-2342



Classes for Fall 2016

Note on Textbooks and Supplies for all of my classes:

Texts and supplies are all listed on the PC Bookstore web page.

You will absolutely need the ICLICKER for class.  It is not optional. We will start using it on the first day and students who come prepared with it on that day will be rewarded with extra credit points.  By the second meeting we will be using it for real quizzes that include required points. We will be using the radio frequency receiver for the clickers, not any web based applications, so a phone AP will not do the job.  I use the local radio receiver instead of the web system because it is much more reliable.  ANY version of iClicker is fine, but it must be an authentic iClicker to work with the receiver.

American Government
(POLS P101)
Comparative Politics (POLS P102) History of East Asia
(HIST P121)
(ECON P102)

Fall Office Hours

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  9:30-11:00 1:00-2:00 9:30-11:00 1:00-2:00  

  Useful Links

Campus Links:        
PC Library Online Resources        
Newspapers:     Government Links: Register to Vote
Porterville Recorder LA Times   Tulare County CA Governor
Washington Post NY Times   Tulare County Elections Office California Secretary of State
Christian Science Monitor Bakersfield Californian     California State Senate
Fresno Bee Visalia Times Delta   City of Porterville California State Assembly
Tulare Advance Register     Porterville Unified School District California Legislative Information
Presidential Libraries: good field trips for American Government Students        
Richard Nixon Presidential Library Ronald Reagan Presidential Library   City of Lindsay U.S. House of Representatives
      Lindsay Unified School District U.S. Senate
Asia Links: good field trips for History 121 students        US Congress Information
Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple in Hacienda Heights Pacific Asia Museum of Pasadena     US President
Los Angeles County Museum (Asia Section) Asian Art Museum of San Francisco   Office of Personnel Management (Fed)

Federal Employment totals from OPM

Bureau of Labor Statistics (US Economic data)
Sherman Lee Institute of Japanese Art in Hanford        
      one version of a National Debt Clock another version of a National Debt Clock