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Greg Thorson

Greg Thorson
Ken and Lynn Hall Endowed Chair of Public Policy 

Greg Thorson is the Ken and Lynn Hall Endowed Chair of Public Policy at the University of Redlands, where he teaches government classes.

Timely topics he can provide insight on include current health care reform issues; the education gap, both in the Inland Empire and globally; the California budget legislative gridlock; and California school funding and planning.

His two most recent research projects deal with the Inland Empire’s education gap and the causes of legislative gridlock in California.

Thorson earned his doctoral and master’s degrees in political science at the University of California at Riverside and his bachelor’s degree in political science from Augsburg College.

Academic Interests and Areas of Expertise

  • Public policy
  • U.S. national politics
  • California politics
  • Health care policy
  • Education policy
  • U.S. national elections
  • Legislative gridlock
  • Congress and California legislature
  • Healthcare reform
  • Obamacare
  • Rural homelessness
  • Legislative organization
  • Education gap
  • Super majority
  • Partisanship
  • Proposition 13
  • Ideological polarization
  • Education gap in the Inland Empire

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