Henrik Palasani-Minassians, Ph.D.

Henrik Palasani-Minassians

Henrik Palasani-Minassians, PhD

Lecturer in Political Science


Phone: (818) 677-4618

Ext: 511


Ph.D., University at Albany, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, (Political Science), 2002

M.A., CSUN, 1996

CSUN, B.A., 1994


Henrik Minassians, Ph.D., has been a Lecturer for the Political Science Department at American Jewish University since 2006 and he teaches classes on the law and public policy. Dr. Minassians is also an Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Planning and the Associate Director to Community Outreach at California State University, Northridge, where he teaches courses on urban policy and governance. He has been working with various public, non-profit and community groups for the past 10 years. More recently, he has been working on a large collaborative research project with the Los Angeles Police Department and community groups on abatement of human trafficking in Los Angeles by application of various urban planning, urban management and community relations strategies. Before coming to California, Dr. Minassians worked as a senior research associate for the higher education program at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government in New York.


Recent publications include: