Last updated on: 2/2/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Peter Simonson, PhD Biography

Title:
Executive Director of the ACLU of New Mexico
Position:
Pro to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

[Editor’s Note: We have classified Peter Simonson as Pro ACLU since he has served as Executive Director of the ACLU of New Mexico since Oct. 2000.]

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Executive Director, ACLU of New Mexico, Oct. 2000-present
  • Works with the Immigrants Rights Community Council
  • Former Director, Community Health Partnership
  • Former staff of sustainable development and ethnographic research in the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica
  • Former Volunteer, Peace Corps, Dominican Republic
Education:
  • PhD, Cultural Anthropology, University of Michigan, 1994
  • MA, Cultural Anthropology, University of Michigan
  • BS, Biology, University of Kansas
Other:
  • Native of Albuquerque, NM
  • Born in Wisconsin
  • Fluent in Spanish
Quoted in:
  1. Is the ACLU against Christmas or Other Religious Holidays?