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Presidential Fellows

Brian Calle
Brian Calle
Presidential Fellow
Brian Calle is Opinion Editor for the Orange County Register and the Press-Enterprise and the co-host of Fox 11’s special election broadcast “You Decide SoCal 2014.” He is also editor-in-chief of CalWatchdog.com and a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University.
Brian’s commentary has appeared in Forbes, Bloomberg News, Fox News, Real Clear Politics, Real Clear Markets, Human Events, City Journal, the Daily Caller, Fox and Hounds Daily, California Political Review and numerous other publications.
Prior to his current professional endeavors, Brian served as vice president of the public policy think-tank, the Claremont Institute; Managing Director of Gambit Consulting Group and was Director of Sales and Marketing for Sally Ride Science where he worked under noted Astronaut and CEO Sally Ride.
Steven Gjerstad, Ph.D.
Steven Gjerstad, Ph.D.
Presidential Fellow
Steven Gjerstad, Ph.D. is a member of Chapman's Economic Science Institute. His research focuses on experimental economics, design of economic mechanisms, general equilibrium theory, time series, economic history, market adjustment processes, financial crises and structural economic change.
G. Timothy Haight, Ph.D
G. Timothy Haight, Ph.D
Presidential Fellow
Timothy Haight is a Presidential Fellow in Free Enterprise at Chapman University where he teaches finance course in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Prior to joining Chapman University Dr. Haight was president of Menlo College located in Atherton, California.
Dr. Haight served as dean of the College of Business and Economics at California State University, Los Angeles, and as Department Chair and Professor of Finance at Towson University. Dr. Haight also served as Professor on the faculty of the University of Baltimore, where he held the Middendorf Chair of Finance.
Pico Iyer
Pico Iyer
Presidential Fellow
Pico Iyer is a longtime essayist for Time magazine, a frequent contributor to the New York Times and author of 10 books. He visits campus annually to discuss his work and travels.
In his most recent visit to campus, Mr. Iyer explored the idea that many people have multiple places they call home, several lives and even different versions of themselves in a talk entitled "Global Souls: New Selves, Homes and Dreams in the New Millennium".
Joel Kotkin
Joel Kotkin
Presidential Fellow
Joel Kotkin is the director of the Center for Demographics and Policy at Chapman University. The Center hopes to emerge as a major force in research and analysis of global, national and regional demographic trends.
Joel Kotkin is an internationally-recognized authority on global, economic, political and social trends. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed books "The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050" and "The City: A Global History".
Ruebén Martinez
Ruebén Martinez
Presidential Fellow
Ruebén Martinez is a MacArthur "Genius" Grant award winner for his work encouraging underserved populations to pursue literacy and education. Chapman has partnered with Ruebén to continue these goals through the Libreria Martinez de Chapman University (LMdCU).
LMdCU provides a variety of community outreach programs including storytime, teen mentoring, parent education information and author talks.
Mark Skousen, Ph.D
Mark Skousen, Ph.D
Presidential Fellow
Mark Skousen, Ph. D., was recently named one of the top 20 living economists in the world (www.superscholar.org). He has the unique distinction of having worked for the government (CIA), non-profits (president of FEE), and the private sector.
In 2004-05, he taught economics and finance at Columbia Business School and Columbia University. He has also taught at Chapman University, Mercy College, Barnard College, and Rollins College. Since 1980, Skousen has been editor in chief of Forecasts & Strategies, a popular award-winning investment newsletter (www.markskousen.com).
He was an economic analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency, a columnist to Forbes magazine, chairman of Investment U, and past president of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) in New York. He is the editor of his own website, www.mskousen.com, and is the producer of FreedomFest, “the world’s largest gathering of free minds,” which meets every July in Las Vegas (www.freedomfest.com). He has written for the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Christian Science Monitor, and has made regular appearances on CNBC’s Kudlow & Co. and C-SPAN Book TV. His bestsellers include The Making of Modern Economics, Investing in One Lesson, and The Maxims of Wall Street.
In 2006, he compiled and edited The Completed Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin (Regnery). His latest book is A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street: Austrian Economics for Investors. In honor of his work in economics, finance and management, Grantham University renamed its business school, “The Mark Skousen School of Business.”
Walter Stahr
Walter Stahr
Presidential Fellow
Walter Stahr is the author of two well-received biographies: the first on John Jay, the second on William Henry Seward. The Seward book received the Henry Adams prize and the Seward prize; it was also named one of the best books of the year by History News Network and the Seattle Times.

Chancellor Fellows

Andrew Carroll
Andrew Carroll
Chancellor Fellow
Andrew Carroll is the director of the Center for American War Letters at Chapman. The Center is home to a unique and extensive manuscript collection of previously unpublished war letters from every American conflict, beginning with handwritten missives composed during the Revolutionary War and continuing up to emails sent from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Andrew Carroll is the director of the Center for American War Letters at Chapman. The Center is home to a unique and extensive manuscript collection of previously unpublished war letters from every American conflict, beginning with handwritten missives composed during the Revolutionary War and continuing up to emails sent from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Richard Hovannisian, Ph.D
Richard Hovannisian, Ph.D
Chancellor Fellow
Dr. Richard Hovannisian is the preeminent historian of Armenia and the Armenian genocide. He is the author and editor of many books, including Looking Backward, Moving Forward: Confronting the Armenian Genocide, The Armenian Genocide: Cultural and Ethical Legacies and the four-volume work, The Republic of Armenia.
He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the "I Witness Award" of the Jewish World Watch. He is a Guggenheim Fellow and Professor Emeritus at UCLA.
Kamaljit Kaur
Kamaljit Kaur
Distinguished Chancellor Fellow
Dr. Kamaljit Kaur will be Distinguished Chancellor Fellow at Chapman University, and will join the University full time from June 1, 2015 as Associate Professor of Targeted Drug Delivery and Biomedical Diagnostics in the Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences within the School of Pharmacy of Chapman University.
Honorable Sukhee Kang
Honorable Sukhee Kang
Chancellor Fellow
Mayor Sukhee Kang was first elected to the Irvine City Council in 2004 and was successfully re-elected in 2006. With his 2008 election, he became the first Korean-American to serve as Mayor of a major U.S. city. He was re-elected as Mayor with more than 64% of the vote in November 2010. Born and raised in South Korea, Mayor Kang graduated from the prestigious Korea University majoring in Agricultural Economics. In March of 2011 he received an an Honorary Doctoral Degree in Business Administration from Dongseo University in Busan, Korea.
Chinary Ung, Ph.D
Chinary Ung, Ph.D
Chancellor Fellow
Dr. Chinary Ung will be a Chancellor Fellow: Senior Composer in Residence at Chapman University from January 1, 2015. He was the first American to win the highly coveted international Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition (1989), perhaps the most prestigious prize.
Ung has received dozens of awards including The Kennedy Center (Friedheim award), two American Academy of Arts and Letters, The Guggenheim Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts. Most recently, he is being honored by the Asian Cultural Council during its 50th anniversary for The 2013 John D. Rockefeller 3rd Award.