Professor Michael Sigman, former Chair of the Philosophy Department, has worked at East Los Angeles College since 1995. His academic credentials include a Master's degree in Philosophy from CSU Long Beach and doctoral work at Claremont Graduate University. His area of specialization is Social and Political Philosophy, with emphases in feminist politics and social contract theory. Professor Sigman is a member of the Academic Senate at East Los Angeles College and serves on various committees. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Professor Sigman, an avid traveler, has visited more than fifty countries across six continents.