Marcia Godwin, Ph.D.

University of La Verne

Phone: (909) 448-4103

Address: 1950 Third Street, CBPM 123

City: La Verne, California - 91750

Country: United States

About Me:

Marcia Godwin, PhD, is Professor Public Administration at the University of La Verne and Master of Public Administration Director. She has been providing commentary on political, policy, and local government issues for newspapers that are part of the Southern California News Group since 2013. She has profiled local congressional elections and California senate races as a contributor and current co-editor for The Roads to Congress series on contemporary campaigns. Her research and teaching interests have included elections, public participation, budgeting, ethics, and local government administration. She also has extensive professional experience in local government administration.

Research Interests

Elections, Election Administration, and Voting Behavior

State and Local Politics

Urban Politics

Public Policy

Public Administration

Gender and Politics

Campaigns And Elections

Local Politics

Local Government


Public Engagement

Participatory Budgeting

Countries of Interest

United States

My Research:

Research includes elections, local politics, participatory budgeting, local economic development, and policy innovation.