The Rose Institute stresses a high level of interaction between students and faculty. In their research on state and local government, students and faculty work side by side. Students receive guidance and instruction from professors, fellows and research associates experienced in the operations of both the public and private sectors. While every student has experience working with faculty members and senior staff on an individual basis, the Rose Institute student staff is overseen by senior student managers.
Andrew Busch, Director
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Andrew E. Busch is Crown Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow at Claremont McKenna College. He currently serves as Chair of the Government Department and Director of the Rose Institute of State and Local Government. He has authored or co-authored thirteen books on American politics, including Epic Journey: The 2008 Elections and American Politics, Revised post-midterm election version (2011) and The Constitution on the Campaign Trail: The Surprising Political Career of America’s Founding Document (2007), along with more than thirty articles and chapters. In 2007, he received a Fulbright fellowship to lecture on American politics at the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine, and served as the Ann and Herbert Vaughan Fellow in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University in the 2009-2010 academic year.
Kenneth P. Miller, Associate Director
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Dr. Ken Miller (B.A. Pomona College, J.D. Harvard Law School, Ph.D. U.C. Berkeley) became Associate Director of the Rose Institute in 2009. He has served as a member of CMC’s Government faculty since 2003. Dr. Miller’s research focuses on state government institutions, with emphasis on direct democracy (initiative, referendum, and recall) and the interaction between law and politics. His publications include Direct Democracy and the Courts (Cambridge University Press 2009) and a co-edited volume The New Political Geography of California(Berkeley Public Policy Press 2008). Dr. Miller has worked with Rose Institute students on several research projects, including the 24-state Miller-Rose Institute Initiative Database. Dr. Miller returns this year after a year-long sabbatical at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey.
Bipasa Nadon, Assistant Director for Research and Publications
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Bipasa Nadon (B.A. University of Chicago, J.D. University of Chicago) joined the Rose Institute in 2011. She was an assistant to Mayor Richard M. Daley in Chicago, where she developed policy in the areas of housing, aviation planning, personnel and legislative affairs. Mrs. Nadon also has international experience. She was the director of local government programs for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs in Ukraine and served as an international observer for Ukraine’s first parliamentary elections. Mrs. Nadon practiced corporate law at Hale and Dorr, LLP in Boston, specializing in technology licensing.
Marionnete S. Moore, Administrative Assistant
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Marionette Sison Moore (B.A. University of the Philippines) joined the staff of the Rose Institute in February of 1997, providing assistance to the Institute’s management staff and supervision of student research assistants. She lends support to the research needs of the Institute with her broad background in the area of survey research and knowledge of computerized data management.
David Huntoon (B.A., Claremont Men’s College; M.B.A., University of Southern California) has been associated with the Rose Institute since 1998. A CPA by profession, he is experienced as CEO in medium to small sized businesses. Mr. Huntoon serves as a director for the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation, San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership, the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley, and the Westside Economic Collaborative. He is a strategic thinker in fundraising, project development, and conference development projects. Mr. Huntoon has had extensive experience with survey research, financial management, regional economic development, and public-private partnerships.
Douglas Johnson (B.A. Claremont McKenna College, M.B.A. UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management) has been involved with the Rose Institute since his college years, when he served as a student manager in 1991-92.
Mr. Johnson assists with Rose Institute research on Redistricting Reform, Census data use and analysis, and Geographic Information Systems. Other consulting projects Mr. Johnson has worked on include the state of Florida’s State Senate Committee on Reapportionment, and the state of Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission for Congressional and Legislative Redistricting.
Mr. Johnson was a Coro Public Affairs Fellow, served as Legislative Director to U.S. Representative Stephen Horn, and worked as a project manager for various software companies prior to his return to the Institute in 2001.
Ian O’Grady ’15, Student Manager
Ian O’Grady is a senior from Tempe, Arizona studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics. During college, he has worked in policy and public affairs at a number of organizations through college, including O’Connor House, Arizona Public Interest Research Group, the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington and the Attorney General of Washington. In high school, his favorite activities were partaking in the school competitive government team and playing high school golf. At the Rose Institute, Ian has conducted research in the areas of California political reforms, primary elections, and legal analysis. In his spare time, Ian enjoys pick-up basketball, golf, hiking, and setting his fantasy football lineup
David Tse ’15, Associate Student Manager
David Tse is a senior Econ-Accounting major who hails from the sunny suburbs of Orinda, CA. He plans to pursue a degree in law after gaining experience in the finance industry. During his short, but formative career at the Rose, David has primarily worked on redistricting analysis. When not at the Rose, David enjoys piano, tennis, and arguing about various topics.