Christian Dean, PhD

Christian Dean headshot

Professor of Political Science & Humanities, Debate Coach

Political Science and International Studies

School of Liberal Arts and Education

Christian started teaching at Dominican (then Dominican College of San Rafael) as an adjunct instructor in the fall of 1996, after having spent a year as a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Loyola Marymount University. He joined the full-time faculty in the fall of 1998. He served as Department Chair of Politics and International Studies from 1998 until 2008. With the aid of a grant from the Open Society Foundation, Christian founded the Debate Program, which hosts an annual national tournament and fields teams at other national tournaments.


UC Santa Barbara, PhD, MA, Political Science

San Francisco State University, BA, Political Science

Research Interests

Christian's research has focused primarily on moral philosophy and cognitive science.

Contact Information

Office Hours

By appointment.