Damon Conklin, EMPA

Title(s):
Adjunct Professor
School(s):
Business
415-442-6500
Campus(es):
San Francisco
Damon Conklin

Damon Conklin started his career in the private sector, managing and operating businesses. He then went on to hold positions over the next 30 years such as Chief of Staff, Policy Consultant, Communications Director, and Legislative Director in the California State Legislature, Senate and Assembly. In addition, Conklin has managed and consulted on several successful state-wide initiatives, and legislative campaigns that have spanned across the state since 2001. After completing his undergraduate degree in Government at CSU, Sacramento, Conklin earned his EMPA from Golden Gate University in 2005. He has lectured on public policy issue areas such as redistricting, budgeting, term limits and politics for the last ten years.


COURSES TAUGHT

EMPA 300
Theory, Ethics, and Practice in Public Service
EMPA 302
Public Policy and Program Evaluation
EMPA 306
Public Service and the Law

RESEARCH INTERESTS & AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Election Law
  • Judicial Redistricting

EDUCATION

  • EMPA, Golden Gate University
  • B.A. (Government), California State University, Sacramento

PROFESSIONAL & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 2008 - Present: Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University
  • 2013 - Present: Senior Policy Advisor/Communications Director, Senator Lou Correa
  • 2006 - 2009 & 2011 - 2012: Chief of Staff, Senator Tom Harman
  • 2009 - 2010: Spokesperson and Caucus Communications Director, State Minority Leader, Dennis Hollingsworth
  • 2001 - 2006: Legislative Director, Senator Bill Morrow
  • 1999 - 2001: Policy Consultant, Assembly George Runner

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS