Curriculum Vita

Richard Edward DeLeon

January 2001


Academic Rank:


Campus Address:

Department of Political Science, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, California 94132.

Phone: (415) 338-7526. Fax: (415) 338-2391. Email:

Date of Birth:

August 18, 1942

Military Service:

U. S. Army, 1960-1963 (Army Commendation Medal)


Married, two daughters.




B.A. (1966) University of California, Berkeley

M.A. (1968) San Francisco State College

Ph.D. (1972) Washington University, St. Louis


NDEA Title IV Fellowship, 1967-69

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship, 1969-70


Professor, San Francisco State University, 1970-present


American Government and Politics
Public Policy Analysis
Public Administration
Research Methods and Data Analysis
Urban Politics


Chair, Social Science Research and Instructional Council, CSU, 1986-87

Founder and Director, Public Research Institute, SFSU. 1984-1994

Chair, Department of Political Science, 1994-2000

Professional Associations:

American Political Science Association (APSA)

Western Political Science Association

Member, Executive Council, Urban Politics Section, APSA, 1994-1995

Associate Editor, Stata Technical Bulletin, 1990-94

Member, Editorial Board, Urban Affairs Review, 1994-1996

Grants and Awards (partial list):

National Science Foundation, 1991: Exploratory Data Analysis Workshop grant (co-recipient)

National Science Foundation, 1994: Exploratory Data Analysis Workshop grant (co-recipient) Annual Award Best Book 1992 for Left Coast City by Urban Politics Section, APSA, 1993.

Certificate of Honor from the Board of Supervisors, City and County of San Francisco,

commending me "for over 25 years of dedicated service to San Francisco State University

and your extensive research in the field of Urban Politics. Your contributions to the

community have been invaluable." Presented May 1998 by Supervisor Michael Yaki.


Consultantships (paid and pro bono):

The Brookings Institution; the Rockefeller Institute; Abt Associates, Inc.; U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; City of Brisbane; State and Local Partnership for the Arts; AT&T; San Francisco City Planning Department; San Francisco Charter Revision Commission; San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Community Development; SFSU Human Relations Commission; The GCA Group; San Francisco Department of Public Works; San Francisco Water Department; EDAW, Inc.; Public Affairs Management; Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and Services; San Francisco Elections Task Force; San Francisco Foundation; San Francisco Examiner (partial list).



(Co-author) "Community Development Block Grants: Redistribution Effects and Equity Issues," The Urban Lawyer, Vol. 9, No. 2, (Spring, 1977)

(Co-author) "Beyond Cybernetic Federalism in Community Development," Urban Law Annual, 15, 17 (1978)

(Co-author) "Growth Control and Electoral Politics in San Francisco: The Triumph of Urban Populism," Western Political Quarterly, June, 1989.

"The Progressive Urban Regime: Ethnic Coalitions in San Francisco," in Michael Preston and Byran Jackson, eds., Racial and Ethnic Politics in California (Berkeley: Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California, 1991)

"San Francisco: Postmaterialist Populism in a Global City," in H. V. Savitch and John C. Thomas, eds., Big City Politics in Transition (Beverly Hills: Sage Publishing, 1991)

"The Urban Antiregime: Progressive Politics in San Francisco," Urban Affairs Quarterly, June, 1992

Left Coast City: Progressive Politics in San Francisco, 1975-1991 (University Press of Kansas, 1992) Received award as Best Book on Urban Politics in 1992 from Urban Politics Section, American Political Science Association, 1993.

"Old Maps and New Roads: Left Turns in Urban Politics," Policy Studies Journal, 1993, Vol. 20, No. 1, Spring 1993.

(Co-author) StataQuest 4 for Windows 95 (Belmont: Duxbury Press, 1997)

"Research Methods in Urban Politics and Policy," in Ronald K. Vogel, ed., Handbook of Research on Urban Politics and Policy in the United States (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1997)

"Progressive Politics in the Left Coast City: San Francisco," in R. Browning, D. Marshall, and D. Tabb, eds., Racial Politics in American Cities, 2d Ed. (New York: Longman, 1997).

(Co-author) "The Campaign for Proposition H and Preference Voting in San Francisco, 1996,"

Representation, Vol. 35, No. 4 (Winter 1998), 265-74.

"San Francisco and Domestic Partners: New Fields of Battle in the Culture War," in Elaine Sharp,

Ed., Culture Wars and Local Politics (Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1999).

Book reviews in American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Western Political Quarterly, Journal of Politics, Journal of the American Planning Association, Journal of Political Ecology, Urban Affairs Review..



(Co-author) North Beach in Transition: A Study of Business Survival and Neighborhood Preservation, Report 3-86, Public Research Institute, SFSU, 1986.

(Co-author) Economic Impact of the Non-Profit Arts in San Francisco, Public Research Institute, SFSU, 1987.

AIDS, Homophobia, and Political Tolerance: Public Opinion in California (California State University, Social Science Research Module, 1988)

(Co-author) San Francisco State of the City Poll, 1989, Public Research Institute, SFSU, 1989.

(Co-author) Environmental Awareness and Best Management Practices: A Survey of San Francisco Residents, Report 92-4, Public Research Institute and Public Affairs Management, June 1992.

(Co-author) San Francisco’s Changing Demography and Social Needs: Maps and Analyses for Community Development Strategic Planning, Working Paper No. 1, Public Research Institute, May 1994.

"The Political Chemistry of Ethnic Coalition Building in San Francisco," presented at the Annual

Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, San Francisco, March 12-16, 1996.

(Co-author) "Urban Conservatism in an Age of Diversity: A Comparative Analysis of the Mayoralities of Rudolph Giuliana, Richard Riordan, and Frank Jordan," presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, California, August 28-September 1, 1996.

(Co-author) "The Politics of Electoral Reform in San Francisco: Preference Voting versus Districts vs. At-Large Plurality," presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Tucson, Arizona, March 13-15, 1997.

(Co-author) San Francisco Votes ’96: Maps and Tables of Precinct Votes for Candidates and Ballot Measures in the General Election of 5 November 1996. (San Francisco State University, Public Research Institute, 1998.)

(Co-author) "Morality Politics in Modest Growth, Unconventional Citeis," presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, August 31-September 3, 2000.



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