Prof. Max Neiman

Max Neiman

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Max Neiman has taught at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and at the University of California, Riverside, where he is Professor Emeritus of Political Science. Prof. Neiman is a part-time faculty member at the University of San Francisco, Politics Department. He is also currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Governmental Studies at University of California, Berkeley.

Prof. Neiman teaches courses in the general field of American politics, particularly with respect to various fields of policy and evaluation (immigration, urban planning, and drugs policy), urban politics, politics of race and ethnicity, state politics and intergovernmental relations, and elections and voting behavior.

Research Areas

  • Drugs
  • Economic Policy
  • Policy Attitudes (immigration, size of government, and government taxes and spending)


  • MA & PhD, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • BA, University of Illinois, Chicago

Awards & Distinctions

  • National Science Foundation Fellow
  • National Science Foundation Research Award
  • Grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Ford Foundation, Spencer Foundation, The California Endowment, and the IBM Center for the Business of Government

Selected Publications

  • Goldberg, J. and Neiman, M. (2015). Managing Budgets During Fiscal Stress: Lessons for Local Government Officials. Washington, D.C.: IBM Center for the Business of Government.
  • Murphy, P., Neiman, M. and Hasbrouck, J. “Exploring Candidates, Elections, Campaigns, and Expenditures in California Community College Districts, 2004-2010.” (2012). University of California, Berkeley: Center for Studies in Higher Education.
  • Green, A., Neiman, M., Bockman, S. and Sirotnik, B. (2013). “Public Support for Transportation Sales Taxes in California: A Two County Assessment.” California Journal of Politics and Policy, 5(4), 645-670.
  • Glasgow, G., Lewis, P. and Neiman, M. (2012). “Local Development Policies and the Foreclosure Crisis in California: Can Local Policies Hold Back National Tides?” Urban Affairs Review, 48(1), 64-85
  • Fraga, L., Neiman, M., and Reyes, B. (2010). Examining Latino Representation on California’s School Boards: Their Impact on Perceptions about District Problems, Priorities and Policies. San Francisco: Public Policy Institute of California.
  • Neiman, M. and Krimm, D. (2009). Perceptions of Local Fiscal Stress During a State Budget Crisis. San Francisco: Public Policy Institute of California.
  • Lewis, P. and Neiman, M. (2009). Custodians of Place: Governing the Growth and Development of Cities. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press.
  • Neiman, M. (2000). Defending Government: Why Big Government Works. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall.