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Herbert E. Gooch III, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science

Phone: (805) 493-3348


Dr. Herbert Gooch is Professor of Political Science at California Lutheran University.  He formerly served as Director of the Masters in Public Policy and Administration program and Assistant Provost for Graduate Studies at Cal Lutheran.  A graduate of U.C. Berkeley in History, he holds a M.B.A in Management and both masters and doctoral degrees in Political Science from U.C.L.A.  He has written extensively and is a frequent commentator on political affairs locally and statewide.  He has been at Cal Lutheran since 1987 and lives in Newbury Park with his wife and son who attends Cal Lutheran.   His interests include politics, film and travel.


  • "American Politics and Cinema: Politics of the Reel"
  • "U.S. Political Campaigns and Elections"
  • "Foreign Policy and International Relations"

    Discusses current issues in U.S. foreign policy and can be tailored to the audience

  • "Campaigns and Elections"

    Analysis of campaigns and elections