About Me

VITA

 

 

Edward Millican, Ph.D.

Resident of Redlands, California, USA                   elderactivist@paganpolitics.com

Employment History:

Adjunct Political Science Instructor                                                                     Political Science Department                                                                           San Bernardino Valley College, San Bernardino, CA (2017-present)

I teach courses in American Government and Political Theory.

Full-time Professor and Department Chair                                             Political Science Department                                                                                San Bernardino Valley College (1991-2012 & 2015-2016; now retired)

I primarily taught courses in American Government and Political Theory.

As Department Chair (1994-2012), I oversaw all Departmental activities including interviewing applicants for adjunct teaching posts; evaluating and mentoring adjunct faculty; scheduling classes; developing curricula; representing the Department on committees; hearing and responding to student complaints; and other duties as required.

I served as co-advisor to the SBVC Veteran’s Club (2015-16); advisor to the student government (1995-98), Political Action Chair for the CTA local (1996-2008), and Academic Senate President (1998-2000).

I received the “Students’ Choice Award, Full-Time Faculty” (1998) and “Outstanding Professor Award” (2012).

Interim Dean                                                                                               Division of Social Sciences, Human Development, and Physical Education San Bernardino Valley College, San Bernardino, CA (2012-2014)

As the administrator in charge, I oversaw all Division activities including enrollment management; scheduling of classes; hiring and evaluation of faculty; review and updating of curricula; handling student grievances; representing the Division on college committees; representing SBVC on the District Budget Committee; and other duties as required.

This Division is largest at SBVC.  Besides ten instructional Departments ranging alphabetically from Administration of Justice to Sociology, the Division also includes the Athletics program, consisting of 12 men’s and women’s teams, and the Child Development Center, one of the largest in the County, serving 350 children.

Adjunct Political Science Instructor                                                           Various Southern California Institutions of higher education (1983-1991)

Taught courses in American Government, Political Theory, Public Administration, and Urban Politics.

Political Science Instructor                                                                         National University, San Diego, CA (1977-1983)

Taught courses in American Government, Public Administration, and Urban Politics.

Field Representative                                                                                   California State Senate, Chula Vista, CA (1974-1977)

As district staff for State Senator James R. Mills (D-San Diego), handled constituent issues, represented the Senator at community events, interfaced with local politicians and community leaders, and wrote letters, speeches, and press releases.

Chief of Staff                                                                                                           San Diego County Board of Supervisors, San Diego, CA (1973-1974)

As top aide for Supervisor F. James Bear, handled constituent issues, represented the Supervisor at community events, interfaced with local politicians and community leaders, wrote speeches and press releases, and supervised a staff of six.

Community Relations Aide                                                                                     San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, San Diego, CA (1971-1973)

Education:

Ph.D. in Political Science                                                                         University of California, Los Angeles, CA (1975)

M.A. in Political Science                                                                                           Yale University, New Haven, CT (1967)

B.A. in Political Science                                                                                           San Diego State College, San Diego, CA (1966)

Graduated Summa Cum Laude.  Competed on the intercollegiate debate squad and represented the college on nationwide TV on the General Electric College Bowl.

Publications:

One United People:  The Federalist Papers and the National Idea                 University of Kentucky Press, 1990

The Political Theory of the Marquis of Halifax                                                           Doctoral Dissertation, UCLA, 1975

Community/Military Service:

Member, San Diego Planetarium Authority (1980-1988).  Appointed by the San Diego City Council.

Candidate for San Diego City Council, 1977 – finished second in a field of seven.

Elected Member, San Diego County Democratic Central Committee (1973-1978).

United States Army (1967-1969).  Vietnam Veteran.

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