Lawrence L. Giventer


GiventerLawrence L. Giventer is a professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at California State University, Stanislaus. He teaches post-baccalaureate level courses in public policy analysis, public sector quantitative methods and computer applications, and undergraduate courses in American government. Professor Giventer is the author of Governing California, second edition, McGraw-Hill, 2008 (released February 2007) and Statistical Analysis for Public Administration, second edition, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2008 (released November 2007). Prof. Giventer joined CSU Stanislaus in 1975 and soon afterward founded the university's nationally accredited Master of Public Administration (MPA) program, which he directed for twenty years. He has served as department chairperson, Speaker of the Faculty, consultant and advisory committee chair for state and local government agencies, book reviewer, and accreditation site-visitor. He has a Ph.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh in public administration and engineering degrees from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is often called upon as a political analyst by radio, television, print, and Internet media.

Professional Degrees

Ph.D., 1988, Georgetown University, Comparative Government
M.A., 1983, American University of Beirut, Political Science
B.A., 1981, American University of Beirut, Political Science


PSCI 1201 American Government
PSCI 3430 Comparative Politics: Middle East
PSCI /GEND 3444 Gender & Sexuality in the Middle East
PSCI 4654 Politics of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Contact Information

Building #2 Bizzini Hall - See Map
Office: # 132 - See Map

Phone: (209) 667-3536
FAX: (209) 667-3509


Department site:
Political Science & Public Administration

Office Hours:
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Statistical AnalysisL.L. Giventer, Statistical Analysis for Public Administration, 2/e, Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2008. ISBN: 0763740764

Governing CaliforniaL.L. Giventer, Governing California, 2/e, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2008. ISBN: 978-0-07-248867-8

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