- Professor of History and American Studies at California State University at Chico
- Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
“[ACLU founder and first Executive Director] Roger Baldwin deservedly was acclaimed ‘the patriarch of the American civil liberties movement.’ That movement… was a remarkable undertaking, one as important as the momentous civil rights crusade. Significantly, the two movements have worked in tandem to extend individual liberties in this land in a hitherto unprecedented manner.”
Roger Nash Baldwin and the American Civil Liberties Union, 2000
- Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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:
- Professor of History and American Studies, California State University at Chico, 1984-present
- Recipient, Wang Family Excellence Award, California State University at Chico, 2000
- Recipient, Outstanding Professor Award, California State University at Chico, 1998-1999
- PhD, University of Oklahoma, 1984
- JD, Cal Northern School of Law
- MA, University of Texas at Arlington
- BA, University of Texas at Austin
- Married to Sue Cottrell; they have two daughters