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.]

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with PhDs and JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the ACLU. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the ACLU.
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?