Susanne Lohmann

Professor of Political Science and Public Policy; Director of the Jacob Marschak Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Mathematics in the Behavioral Sciences

Ph.D., Economics and Political Economy (Carnegie Mellon University, 1991)


Phone: 310-794-5860

Fax: 310-825-0778

Professor Lohmann received her Ph.D. in economics and political economy from Carnegie Mellon University in 1991. She taught at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business before joining UCLA in 1993. Professor Lohmann was John M. Olin Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University; Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, also at Carnegie Mellon University; James and Doris McNamara Fellow at Stanford University; John M. Olin Fellow at the University of Southern California; Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences; and Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Professor Lohmann’s articles on collective action and central banking have appeared in American Economic Review, American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, World Politics,International Organization and other leading social science journals. Her current research focus is the political economy of research universities and higher education. She is completing a book titled How Universities Think: The Hidden Work of a Complex Institution, which is under contract with Cambridge University Press.

Dan Blumstein

Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Chair of the Department of Ecoogy and Evolutionary Biology.

Ph.D., Animal Behavior (UC Davis, 1994).


Phone: 310-267-4746

Fax: 310-206-3987

Dan’s research focuses on the evolution of social and antipredator behavior and the ramifications mechanisms of behavior have for higher level ecological processes and for wildlife conservation. He has spent over a decade studying the evolution of complex communication   and   sociality   in   mamals.    Dan’s   research   integrates   knowledge of animal behavior into conservation biology, and aims to illustrate, through examples, how knowledge of behavior should influence policy. In addition to his more theoretical work, Dan has been actively engaged in using ecotourism as a form of community development and as a way to conserve natural resources.

Louis Gomez

Chair of Education Department, Professor of Education and The MacArthur Foundation Chair in Digital Media & Learning

Ph.D., Psychology (UC Berkeley, 1979).


Phone: 310-825-0978

Teaching and Research Interests

  • School improvement
  • Organizational learning
  • Application of computing and networking technology to teaching and learning
  • Applied cognitive science
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Curriculum design

Selected Publications

O’Day, J., Bitter, C., & Gomez, L. (Eds.). (2011). Education Reform in New York City: Ambitious Change in the Nation’s Most Complex School System. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

Bryk, A. S., Gomez, L. M., & Grunow, A. (2011). Getting ideas into action: Building networked improvement communities in education. In Frontiers in Sociology of Education, (Ed.) Maureen Hallinan. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

Gomez, K., Sherer, J., Herman, P., Gomez, L., Zywica, J., & Williams, A. (2010). Supporting meaningful science learning: Reading and writing science. In A. Rodriguez (Ed.), Science education as a pathway to teaching language literacy. Rotterdam, Netherlands: SENSE Publishing.

Maroulis, S., Guimera, R., Petry, H., Stringer, M. J., Gomez, L. M., Amaral, L. A. N., Wilensky, U. (2010) Complex Systems View of Educational Policy Research. Science, 2010; 330 (6000): 38 DOI: 10.1126/science.1195153

Gomez, L. & Hentschke, G. (2009). K-12 education: the role of for-profit providers. In Bransford, J., Gomez, L., Lam, D. & Vye, N. (Eds.) Research and practice in education: Toward a reconciliation. Harvard University Press.

Mark Kleiman

Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy in the UCLA School of Public Affairs


Phone: 310-206-3234

Fax: 310-206-0337

Mark Kleiman is Professor of Public Policy in the UCLA School of Public Affairs. He teaches courses on methods of policy analysis, on imperfectly rational decision-making at the individual and social level, and on drug abuse and crime control policy. His current focus is on reducing crime and incarceration by substituting  swiftness and predictability for severity in the criminal justice system generally and in community-corrections institutions specifically.

Recent projects include studies of the HOPE  probation  system and of the relationship between drug policy and violence in Afghanistan and Mexico. Mark is the author of Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control; of Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results;  and of When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment, listed by The Economist as one of the “Books of the Year” for 2009.  Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (co-authored with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) was published in July 2011 by Oxford University Press. He edits the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis.

In addition to his academic work, Mr. Kleiman provides advice to local, state, and national governments on crime control and drug policy. Before coming to UCLA in 1995, he taught at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and at the University of Rochester. Outside of academia, he has worked for the U.S. Department of Justice (as Director of Policy and Management Analysis for the Criminal Division), for the City of Boston (as Deputy Director for Management of the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget), for Polaroid Corporation (as Special Assistant to the CEO, Edwin Land), and on Capitol Hill (as a legislative assistant to Congressman Les Aspin). He graduated from Haverford College (magna cum laude, majoring in political science, philosophy, and economics) and did his graduate work (M.P.P. and Ph.D.) at the Kennedy School.