Dr. Fred Smoller

Dr. Fred Smoller

Associate Professor
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Department of Political Science
Expertise: Media and Politics; Local Government; Public Administration;
Office Location: Roosevelt Hall 254
Office Hours: T/TH 2:00PM-5:00PM and by Appt.
Phone: (714) 516-4582
Freshman Foundations Program
State University of New York, College of Fredonia, Bachelor of Arts
The University of Texas At Austin, Master of Arts
Indiana University Bloomington, Ph.D.


Dr. Fred Smoller is Associate Professor of Political Science and has been on the Chapman faculty since 1983.  He received his Ph.D. from Indiana University.  His major area of interest is American politics, with an emphasis on media and politics, local government, and public administration.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Paper presented in Canada at the Western Political Science Association Conference. I convened the panel "What can we learn from the scandal in the City of Bell, CA?" The panel included published authors, attorneys, and Greg Warren, a graduate student in the School of Education at Chapman University.
"Let's Embrace changing voting preferences now" Orange County Register, June 25, 2017, Opinion page 3.
Orange County is Turning Blue. Los Angeles Times. OPED. August 29, 2016
"Orange County is turning blue: Decades of support for anti-Latino policies have handed the GOP stronghold to Democrats." Los Angeles Times. August 29, 2016
City of Bell's Second Change. Los Angeles Times, OPED. August 17, 2014
Public Administration and Disability Issues: Teaching Opportunities and Challenges. Fred Smoller and Arthur W. Blaser. Paper delivered at the Teaching Public Administration Conference (TPAC) June, 2013.