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Earlene Camarillo

Earlene Camarillo

Associate Professor, Department Head, Pre-Law Advisor, Politics, Policy, and Administration

503-838-9350 | camarilloe@wou.edu | BELL 206 | Office Hours: Mon. (in-person) 11a-12p; Tu. (online*) 10-11a

Dr. Earlene A. S. Camarillo is an associate professor in the department of Politics, Policy, and Administration (PPA) at Western Oregon University. She received a Ph.D. in Political Science and Master of Public Administration from Northern Arizona University and a B.A. in political science and international affairs from the University of California, Riverside. She teaches courses in public administration and personnel management, American politics and policy, and health policy. Dr. Camarillo is also co-founder of the Empowered Communities Project.

As a political scientist and public policy scholar, she is dedicated to looking at how the political system can be used to alleviate preventable health conditions and health inequities across the nation. Her research examines the role of local health departments in protecting community health, how worksite wellness programs can be better implemented in government agencies, and the media’s coverage of Native American communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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*E-Office Hours: During these hours Dr. Camarillo will be available via Zoom, email, or Google Chat Messenger. If you would like to meet via Zoom, please use this link to schedule an appointment. Please note that if you do not receive an immediate reply, the professor is meeting with another student. Be patient, and she will get back to you as quickly as possible.

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