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Christy Doon

Instructor
Political Science
Christy Doon is the Regional Manager for the Department of Local Affairs for South Central Colorado. She has worked for the State since 2006, first as program staff for the Conservation Trust Fund, Community Services Block Grant and Community Development, then as the Coordinator for the Colorado Main Street Program. Christy has been a Regional Manager since 2012. In her capacity with DOLA, Christy works hand in hand with local...
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Joseph Drexler

PhD, Instructor
Political Science
Joseph Drexler received MPA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. He served as a high-ranking official for trade unions in the United States, Canada and Switzerland. His areas of expertise include: Strategic corporate research, transnational trade unionism, union organizing, and social movements. During his time in the trade union movement, he headed departments for the Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers International Union; Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers...
Lisa Duran

Lisa Duran

Instructor
Political Science
Lisa has worked for over 30 years in the nonprofit sector and grassroots social justice work. Before becoming a consultant to nonprofits, she served as Executive Director of Grassroots Grantmakers, a national membership organization of foundations and other funders working to lift up grassroots voices and leadership in philanthropy. From 1995 to 2014, she worked with Rights for All People, Colorado’s first immigrant-led immigrant rights organization based in Aurora, Colorado...
duranlisa@gmail.com     303-881-5021
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Minsun Ji

PhD, Director of the Center for New Directions in Politics and Public Policy
Political Science
Minsun is the Director of the Center for New Directions in Politics and Public Policy program, in the Political Science Department at the University of Colorado Denver. She was the founder and long-time executive director of a worker center in Denver, Colorado, El Centro Humanitario para los Trabajadores (Humanitarian Center for Workers), organizing immigrant day laborers and domestic workers. She was also a labor union organizer with Service Employees International...
Minsun.Ji@ucdenver.edu     303-315-1755
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Richard Male

Instructor
Political Science
Richard Male is a recognized leader, both regionally, nationally and internationally in the fields of leadership development, fundraising, community organizing and public policy for non-profit organizations, faith-based entities, private foundations local municipalities and schools. He has taught a wide range of classes from: Social justice, activism and community organizing - community engagement, working in diverse communities. etc Becoming a moral leader - a variety of classes on leadership Fundraising and...
Rich@richardmale.com     303-355-2919
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Tony Robinson

Chair - University of Colorado Denver Political Science Department • PhD, Associate Professor
Political Science
Tony Robinson received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, with an emphasis on the challenges of inner-city poverty and how grass-roots community organizing can address those challenges. At CU Denver, he specialized in building connections between the resources of the university and surrounding urban communities. Robinson’s community connections over the years included: Serving as the former director of a HUD-funded Community Outreach Partnership Center, uniting university resources with...
Tony.Robinson@ucdenver.edu     303-315-1763
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James Walsh

PhD, Assistant Professor C/T
Political Science
James Walsh has taught History and Political Science at UCD for the past twenty years, specializing in Labor, Immigration, and Social Movements. He is also the Founder of the award-winning Romero Theater Troupe, a social justice community theater which has existed for thirteen years. Walsh is author of Irish Denver and Michael Mooney and the Leadville Irish.
James.Walsh@ucdenver.edu     303 315-1768