Stan Nguyen Oklobdzija

Director, Center for Public Policy Research

Assistant Professor of Political Science
The Murphy Institute
Center for Public Policy Research
Stan Nguyen Oklobdzija


Stan Nguyen Oklobdzija, PhD, is Director of the Center for Public Policy Research and Assistant Professor of Political Science. 

Oklobdzija's current research focuses on state and local politics, with a particular interest in housing policy. In other research, he has used computational social science tools to answer questions about campaign finance and election law in the United States. His research has been published in The American Political Science ReviewElectoral StudiesResearch & PoliticsSocius and State Politics & Policy Quarterly.  Oklobdzija comes to The Murphy Institute from UC Riverside, where he was Visiting Assistant Professor of Public Policy, after receiving his PhD in Political Science from UC San Diego.  He also holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Southern California‚Äôs Price School and a BA in Sociology from UC Davis. 

Education & Affiliations

  • PhD in Political Science, UC San Diego
  • Master of Public Policy, USC Price School
  • BA in Sociology, UC Davis