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.

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