- High School: 1972 to 1974: Lakewood Senior High School, Lakewood, California.
- Professional Experience: August 1989 to present: Muskegon Community College, Muskegon, Michigan.
Continuing contract Instructor of Political Science.
Social Sciences Department Chair from 1997 to 2002.
Coordinator for the Social Sciences Department Scholarships.
Intro. to American Government
U.S. History 1877 – present
Honors Political Science
Contemporary Issues in U.S. Government
January 1985 to June 1989: Long Beach City College, Long Beach, California and Cypress College, Cypress, California
Adjunct instructor of Political Science
Dealt with both vocational and transfer students.
Intro. to American Government
Comparative World Governments
Contemporary Issues in U.S. Government.
March 1982 to November 1985: Instructional Associate at Long Beach City College
Dealt almost exclusively with vocational education students.
Served as a liaison between Long Beach City College and the Long Beach Naval Shipyard Apprentice Training Program.
July 1981 to December 1981: Librarian I, City of Anaheim Library, 500 West Broadway, Anaheim, California.
May 1980 to September 1980: Recreation Coordinator for the City of Hawaiian Gardens Recreation Department, Hawaiian Gardens, California
June 1976 to July 1979:
Assistant Sports Director, editor/announcer for news, sports, and classical music, at KWSU-AM (Pullman, Washington - National Public Radio Station). Student laboratory assistant for the Waxy Pollen Project, Program in Genetics, Washington State University.
1974 to 1977:
Sports Director, and board operator at KLON-FM (Long Beach, California - National Public Radio Station).
Led successful petition drive to keep sports programming on the air.
President, Treasurer, and Sports Director at KVOC (student radio station - Long Beach City College).
1972 to 1976: Instructor for Herbold's Hustlers Baseball School, and Recreation I leader for the City of Lakewood.
1972 to 1985: Baseball, football, and basketball official for the City of Lakewood, California, City of Pullman, Washington, Washington State University, City of Bellflower, California and various youth sports leagues.
- Academic Degrees: M.A. Degree in Political Science., Washington State University, Pullman, Washington. Pluralism, Class-hegemony/Elitism, and the Environment: Political Linkage, Policy Formation, and Policy Implementation 1960-1984., B.A. Degree in Political Science, Washington State University Major areas: Public Policy, Public Law, Political Theory and Methodology, and Public Administration. Minors: History/Diplomacy (American and European: 1900 - present), and Labor Economics., A.A. Degree in Political Science, Long Beach City College, Long Beach, California. Graduated with honors. Major areas: Public Administration, and Public Law. Minor: Communications (radio/T.V. broadcasting).
- Classes Taught: PSCI-111, PSCI-205
More About Me
Born May 24, 1956.
Grandfather of two boys and one girl.
Met my wife at M.C.C. in 1989.
Married in 1996 on the M.C.C. campus.
As you can tell, I like to rush into things.
Wife has a daughter from a previous marriage. I adopted her in 1997.
I played football, basketball, and baseball.
True love was baseball.
Played on a very successful team at Lakewood High School (California).
Scouted, but during my senior year of high school I realized that I would not be playing professional baseball.
Many of my teammates did.
While in high school and community college (California):
Did radio broadcasting for NPR affiliate KLON-FM in Long Beach.
Play-by-play announcing for Long Beach City College football, basketball, and baseball.
Broadcast many high school and community college playoff and championship games.
Some football broadcasts for California State University at Long Beach.
Broadcast football, basketball, and baseball games for the six local high schools (Long Beach, California).
I like sports, reading, movies, cultural and physical activities.
While alive (he died in my hands on my 19th birthday-1975) was a physician.
Stayed at home until the children were grown.
Took college classes here and there.
My sister and I actually took some college classes with my mother.
In her mid 50s, my mom received her A.A. in accounting (Long Beach City College).
Died in 1998 after a long debilitating illness.
Oldest sister: Has some college credit.
Oldest brother: Has a B.A. in Economics, B.S. in Business, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Genetics. Started and sold numerous companies. Currently teaches as an adjunct at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.
Second oldest sister: Has a B.A. in Psychology and did some graduate work in Philosophy.
I am the baby.
I spend way too much time on the computer.
I can be serious to irreverent depending on the situation.
If you have any questions about my past, or me, please feel free to ask.
I look forward to meeting you online or in my office.
The job of a Political Scientist is to analyze the political world.
The obligation of a citizen in a democracy is to participate in that political world.
We must always remember that politics can be used for good or evil.