photo of Dan Wakelee

Associate Dean of the Faculty

Associate Professor of Public Administration


Office of the Dean of the Faculty

California State University Channel Islands

One University Drive

Bell Tower West 1181

Camarillo, CA 93012


Dan Wakelee, Ph.D.


Dan Wakelee is Associate Dean of the Faculty and Associate Professor of Public Administration at California State University Channel Islands. He received his Bachelors degree in Political Science from Occidental College, a Master’s of Public Administration from California State University Northridge, and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. In 1999, after serving in an administrative capacity for the Ventura Campus of CSU Northridge, he came to the Channel Islands campus as part of the initial group of faculty and administrators.
His general areas of interest include public policy, state and local government, and higher education. His research and scholarship focuses on a variety of topics involving public policy and administrative practice.
He is currently working on projects that explore policy issues surrounding the development of Channel Islands National Park and the management of lands with preexisting uses by the National Park Service.


Curriculum Vita



California Government and Politics - POLS 140

American Political Institutions - POLS 150

Education Policy and Politics - EDUC/POLS 431

The National Park - ESRM/POLS 341


Higher Education Resources

American Association of Colleges and Universities

Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences

Higher Education Policy


Political Science Resources

American Political Science Association

CSU Channel Islands Political Science Program

Western Political Science Association


Research and Related Resources

Channel Islands Interdisciplinary Research Group

National Park Resources