Faculty: Aihua Zelinsky

Aihua Zelinsky, DPA

Adjunct Professor
San Francisco, Online

Dr. Aihua Zelinsky began her teaching career at college level in 1985. She has taught a number of different courses at home and abroad. Dr. Zelinsky has also taught at adult school and high school levels. She received her DPA in 2005 from Golden Gate University. She was awarded a Master degree with honor in Education from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1996 and TESL (Teaching English as Second Language) certificate from Cal Ploy in 1994. Aihua began her career teaching English as a second language to University students in China. After she entered the United States, she worked in a variety of administrative positions at a California University.

She is actively involved in community service programs and is Vice Chair and a member of board directors of APAPA East Bay Chapter (Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association) organization and a board member and Co-President of LWVEA (League of Women Voters Eden Area). She is also a board member of her HOA and Northern California Speed Skating Association. She is bilingual in Chinese and English and has published articles on topics of voter education and public involvement in politics in the Chinese newspaper of World Journal and in the Voter—LWVEA Newsletter. She was a committee member for a couple of doctor degree candidates and editor in charge of editorial committee of APAPA. She is married and has two children. Aihua enjoys volunteering, skating, movies, hiking, and reading.


PAD 102
Policy Making and Analysis


  • Masters in Education, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • DPA, Golden Gate University


  • Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University
  • Co President, LWV Eden Area