Ph.D., Department of Political Science, 2003 - University of California, Riverside
M.A., Department of Political Science, 1997 - University of California, Riverside
B.A. Political Science and Visual Arts, 1993 - University of California, San Diego
Ethnic and Minority Politics
Fernandez, Kenneth. 2011. "Evaluating School Improvement Plans and their Influence on Academic Performance." Educational Policy 25, 2: 338-367.
Fernandez, Kenneth and Michelle Kuenzi. 2010. “Crime and Support for Democracy in Africa and Latin America," Political Studies 53, 3 (June):450-471.
Fernandez, Kenneth and Timothy Bowman. 2004. “Race, Political Institutions, and Criminal Sentencing: An Examination of the Sentencing of Latino Offenders” Columbia Human Rights Law Review 36, 1 (Fall): 41-70.
Neiman, Max and Kenneth Fernandez. 2000. "Local Planners and Limits on Local Residential Development." Journal of the American Planning Association 66 (Summer): 295-305.
Neiman, Max and Kenneth Fernandez. 1999.“Measuring Local Economic Development Policy & the Influence of Economic Conditions,” International Journal of Economic Development 1 (Fall): 311-39.
Fernandez, Kenneth and Max Neiman. 1998."California’s Inmate Classification System: Predicting Inmate Misconduct," Prison Journal 78 (December): 406-422.
Bowler, Shaun, Todd Donovan, & Kenneth Fernandez. 1996. "The Growth of the Political Marketing Industry and the California Initiative process," European Journal of Marketing 30. 10: 173-188.
Neiman, Max, Gregory Andranovich and Kenneth Fernandez. 2000. Local Economic Development in Southern California's Suburbs: 1990-1997. San Francisco: Public Policy Institute of California, 2000.
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
Donovan, Todd, Shaun Bowler, David McCuan, & Kenneth Fernandez. 1998. "Contending Players and Strategies: Opposition Advantages in Initiative Elections," in Citizens as Legislators: Direct Democracy in the United States. Shaun Bowler, Todd Donovan & Caroline Tolbert, eds. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press.
McCuan, David, Shaun Bowler, Todd Donovan, & Kenneth Fernandez. 1998. "California's Political Warriors: Campaign Professionals and the Initiative Process," in Citizens as Legislators: Direct Democracy in the United States. Bowler, Donovan & Tolbert, eds. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press.
Book review of This is the City: Making Model Citizens in Los Angeles, by Ronald J. Schmidt Jr. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2005. Perspectives on Politics 4, 1 (2006):195-196
Book review of State Crime: Governments, Violence and Corruption, by Penny Green and Tony Ward. Pluto Press, 2004. International Criminal Justice Review 17, 3 (2007): 242-243.
“Crime Trends” in Encyclopedia of Street Crime in America. Sage Reference Publications. Forthcoming.
"Fear of Crime" in Encyclopedia of Street Crime in America. Sage Reference Publications. Forthcoming.