Stephen Woolpert, PhD

A Professor of Politics, Woolpert specializes in the U.S. Constitution, civil rights, the Supreme Court and California politics.

Steve Woolpert His research also includes environmental politics and law; covering issues such as pollution and waste, energy, climate change, public lands, biodiversity and endangered species, sustainability and food and water.

He can be reached at (925) 631-4609 or at

In addition to serving as an expert source on issues surrounding civil rights, the Supreme Court and California politics, Professor Woolpert has written op-eds on a variety of issues. Below are several commentaries from him and news stories that he has contributed to as a faculty expert for the College.

CBS-5/KPIX-TV interviewed Woolpert on February 12, 2012 about the likelihood of the U.S. Supreme Court reviewing the recent decision by the 9th Circuit Court that declared California's gay-marriage ban unconstitutional.



Woolpert recorded "Restitution," an August 2011 commentary about California's overcrowded prisons for KQED's Perspectives feature.

For assistance in reaching the professor, or with another news topic, please contact the Saint Mary's Office of Media Relations at 925-631-4222 (office) or by email at