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Mark Huppin is a lecturer in UCLA’s Communication Studies department with expertise in areas
of human sexuality; evolutionary, social, and cross-cultural psychology; mass media studies; and
constitutional law. He holds a JD from Stanford Law School and a PhD in Psychology from UCLA. Among
his published works include a co-authored book on constitutional sexual rights as well as various
psychological and law journal articles on topics such as female sexual orientation, the psychology of
male sexual aggression, pornography’s impact on teenagers, and, most recently, the First Amendment
obscenity/pornography conundrum. He has previously worked as a corporate attorney in Silicon Valley
representing emerging growth and high technology companies, and has co-written and co-directed
an independent feature film in Hollywood. His past travels have taken him, among others, to Greece,
Sweden, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Denmark, Spain, England, France, Italy, Belgium, Austria, the
Netherlands, Israel, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, and Costa Rica. This will be his first Semester at Sea
voyage.