Last updated on: 7/21/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

Robert C. Cottrell, PhD, JD Biography

Title:
Professor of History and American Studies at California State University at Chico
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“[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

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
Education:
  • PhD, University of Oklahoma, 1984
  • JD, Cal Northern School of Law
  • MA, University of Texas at Arlington
  • BA, University of Texas at Austin
Other:
  • Married to Sue Cottrell; they have two daughters