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Professor Sukkary - Political Science

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916-286-3691 ext. 12469

Office Hours:

None, but feel free to email me anytime (that's the best way to reach me), or communicate with me immediately before/after class.

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I teach because I love learning. Teaching gives me the opportunity to continually learn and grow. I have been teaching for 12 years now. I always learn something new from my students.  

Some of my favorite quotations:

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

"An educated individual does not become a product of their environment, but rather a prime factor in creating and shaping their environment."- A former ARC student

"The truly educated never graduate." - Unknown

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MA Political Science - Texas State University-San Marcos
BA Government - California State University, Sacramento
AA Liberal Arts - American River College


Tamir Sukkary is an adjunct professor of political science at American River College (ARC) in Sacramento (since January 2003), Sacramento City College (SCC) (since January 2012), San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton (since August 2013) and a part-time faculty member in the Department of Political Science at Sierra College in Rocklin (since January 2005). He has been teaching for twelve years now. He was born and raised in Sacramento, California, and attended public schools there. He is the son of brain drain immigrants from Egypt. Currently, he teaches American Government, International Relations, Politics of the Middle East, and Comparative Government courses at ARC, SCC, Delta College, and Sierra College. 

Previously, he served as a part-time faculty member in the Government Department at Sacramento State University (September 2007- June 2008). He has also taught as an associate faculty member at the University of Phoenix, Sacramento Valley Campus. Prior to that, Mr. Sukkary served as a legislative aide for California State Assembly Member Ed Chavez (D-57). Prior positions included librarian for the California State Assembly Republican Caucus-Office of Policy, Program Director for the Council for the National Interest (a non-profit, nonpartisan Middle East policy organization), and several positions working on successful political campaigns.

Mr. Sukkary is the proud and loving father of two daughters (ages 11 and 5). In his free time, he enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends. He lives in Sacramento with his two daughters.