Dr.Matthew Escover

Adjunct Professor, Political Science

Cabrillo College

Department of Political Science
Email: maescove@cabrillo.edu

phone: (831) 477- 5201 vm 1614

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Academic Background:

  • University of San Francisco, Ed.D. Education Administration, 2007
  • San Jose State University, M.A. Political Science, 1982
  • San Jose State University, B.A. Political Science, 1979

Dissertation: Shared Governance at Gavilan College: A Case Study, 2007

Publications: Creating Collaborative Leadership and Shared Governance at a California Community College, Mellen Press, 2008

Dr. Escover is a graduate of the Leadership Studies doctoral program at the University of San Francisco. His dissertation in education administration explored shared governance as a political model in community colleges. He also did post doctoral work at the University of San Diego in their Community College Leadership program.

Escover obtained an M.A. in Political Science at San Jose State University with emphasis in Comparative Government. Areas of study included comparative political leadership and policies. He is also an honors graduate of San Jose State University where he obtained a B.A. in Political Science. His primary undergraduate area of study was comparative politics with emphasis on European and Commonwealth political systems. He also studied American politics with particular interest in Constitutional Civil Rights Law and the American Presidency.

He has taught U.S. History, Comparative Government, International Relations, and U.S. Government in lecture and online formats at several community college districts. Dr. Escover has also lectured on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Faculty and Program Development, Community College Administration, and Academic and Student Services Theory courses at the University of San Francisco.

Escover has served as executive director of the Gavilan College Educational Foundation. He also served as an a member of the board of directors for 8 years. For this work, he received a 28th Assembly District Award for Community Service in 1997 and 2000.

In addition to academic training, Escover has over ten years experience working in government as an elected, appointed, partisan, and staff government leader in local and state government in California. His students are treated to both the practical and theoretical in government. He believes that both are necessary to provide a realistic assessment of the complex governmental process. Both the science and art of politics are discussed in his class work.


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