University of San Diego

Department of Political Science and Int'l Rel.



Dr. Dominguez
  • Casey B. K. Dominguez
  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Political Science
  • University of San Diego
  • Office: 285 Peace and Justice Bldg.
  • Phone: 619-260-7925
  • Email:
  • Webpage:


Resources for Students


About Me



I currently teach six political science classes at the University of San Diego. The webpages for those classes include syllabi, assignments, grading rubrics, class handouts, and lecture powerpoints.

Introduction to American Politics

Honors Voting and Democracy

The American Presidency

Campaigns, Elections, and Parties

Politics and Parties

Political Science and International Relations Research Capstone

Social Networks

Resources for students

The internet and the University of San Diego offer many resources for students writing research papers and analytical essays about American politics.

General USD and political information resources

My advice for writing research papers

My advice for first year students


My Research

My research projects My current research projects focus on political parties, campaign finance, and the presidency. My major project concerns the development of the war powers of the president.


About me

I received my B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley (Go Bears!). As an undergraduate I was an intern at the White House and in the California State Assembly. I've published articles on presidential elections, the presidential honeymoon, endorsements in primary elections, and the relationships between political parties and interest groups. My current research projects focus on the relationships between political parties and interest groups and on presidential war power. Links to my dissertation, papers, and research interests can be found at the My Research link (above). I am also a San Francisco Giants fan, a political junkie and a chocoholic.