Frank Gilliam, Jr., Ph.D.

Associate Vice Chancellor, UCLA for Community Partnerships
Director, UCLA Center for Communications and Community
Professor, UCLA Department of Political Science
Education and Training:
Drake Univeristy B.A. 1977 Political Science
University of Iowa M.A./Ph.D. 1983 Political Science

About Dr. Gilliam:

Frank Gilliam studies racial and ethnic politics, the mass media, and electoral behavior. He is Founding Director of the Center for Communications and Community at UCLA and supervises its research about the influence of television news coverage and campaign advertising on people's understanding of race, crime, and politics. He is also an active member of the Center for American Politics and Public Policy. Professor Gilliam has published widely on minority politics, including articles in the American Political Science and the American Journal of Political Science, his 2001 book Farther to Go: Readings and Cases in African American Politics (Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace), and a forthcoming book with Shanto Iyengar on race, television news, and American politics (Princeton University Press). He offers courses on race and politics, African-American studies, electoral campaigns, political parties, and the presidency. He has taught recently with former Vice President Al Gore at Columbia University, Fisk University, and Middle Tennessee State University. Professor Gilliam has served as the Research Director for the California Commission on the Status of African American Males and as Chair of the B.A. and M.A. Programs at the Center for African-American Studies. He has consulted on a wide range of projects for groups like the Aspen Institute, the National Funding Collaborative for Violence Prevention, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the W.T. Grant Foundation, the Youth Law Center, the MacArthur Foundation, Children Now, Council on Foundations, National Governor's Association, and the Charles S. Benton Foundation. He makes frequent public appearances on the NBC Nightly News, ABC Nightly News, CNN, C-Span, KNBC, KABC, KRON, and KPIX.

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