Nathan Fletcher

Nathan Fletcher
  • Department of Political Science
    9500 Gilman Dr, Office SSB 362
    La Jolla , California 92093

Nathan Fletcher serves as the first professor of practice at UC San Diego, where he teaches political science. He also is the senior director of corporate development for Qualcomm, Incorperated. Fletcher is a former State Assemblymember who represented California's 75th District. During his time in office, Fletcher authored more than 30 pieces of legislation that were signed into law, including bills relating to veterans, job creation, water infrastructure, pension reform, modernization of state government, health care and public safety.

Fletcher contributes to the academic program at UC San Diego by providing students with a deeper understanding of the practical application of political science, helping to promote the integration of academic scholarship with practical experience. He co-teaches a course called “California Government and Politics” and will be developing courses related to his extensive practical expertise in local government, campaigns and elections, international democratization, military relations, counterterrorism, and public policy. He also advises and mentors students, connecting them with internship and employment opportunities, and collaborates with other faculty on public-policy projects.

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