About Scott Frisch
Scott Frisch is Professor and Chair of the Political Science program at California State University Channel Islands. A native of New Jersey Scott received his BA from Lafayette College, a Masters in Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in Political Science from the Claremont Graduate School. Scott served as a Presidential Management Intern in the Department of Treasury and as a Legislative Assistant in the Office of Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey. He joined the faculty at CSUCI in 2003 after several years teaching at California State University, Bakersfield, and at East Carolina University. Scott's primary research interests are Congress, and the budgetary process. He is coauthor (with Sean Kelly) of Committee Assignment Politics in the U.S. House of Representatives; his book The Politics of Pork was published by Garland Press in 1998.
About Sean Kelly
Sean Q Kelly is Professor of Political Science at California State University Channel Islands. Sean is a native of Seattle, Washington. He received his BA from Seattle University, and his PhD in Political Science from the University of Colorado. Sean is a former American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow (1993-1994), during which he worked for the Senate Democratic Leadership. He joined the political science faculty at CSUCI in 2007 after teaching at Niagara University, and before that at East Carolina University. Sean's primary research interests are American political institutions, political parties and leadership, and public policy. He is coauthor (with Scott Frisch) of Committee Assignment Politics in the U.S. House of Representatives; and authored or coauthored articles in several scholarly journals and edited volumes.