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Degrees: BA, Gustavus Adulphus
Juris Doctorate, Hamlin University
Has been a licensed attorney in the State of Minnesota since 1989. Currently teaching in the Political Science and Sociology Departments. Current courses include: American Government and Politics, State and Local Politics and Government, Political Ideologies, Public Issues, Constitutional Law, Introduction to Crime and Criminal Justice, and Juvenile Justice and Delinquency. Has served as the Isanti County Attorney since January 1995 and chair the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission. Also a faculty member at the Ernest F. Hollings National Advocacy Center at the University of South Carolina and has co-authored a number of published articles on various aspects of the criminal justice system.
BA - Finance - St. Cloud State University
JD - William Mitchell College of Law.
MA - Political Science, American Public University in progress.
Has a licensed attorney in the State of Minnesota since 1991, specializing in estate planning, probate practice, small business advising and governmental/non-profit risk management.
Have authored practical resource materials and organized and presented risk management guidelines at many conferences in Minnesota and the 1995 National Parks and Recreation Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
Began teaching at Cardinal Stritch University in 2001 and joined the adjunct staff at Anoka Ramsey in 2008. Although concentrating on Political Science, have also taught Law, History, Economics and Ethics to a broad range of students ranging from the Associates level to graduate school.
Professional background and areas of interest:
Taught at Bemidji State from 1961 to 1972. Served in the Minnesota state senate from 1966 to 1972. Lobbying career - St. Paul schools, MEA, state university system, and community college system. Commissioner of Education from 2001 to 2003. Areas of interest: U.S. history, state and local politics, American government and politics.
BA, Government, University of Maryland
MA, International Relations, Boston University
Post Graduate Studies: Political Science, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
Political Science, University of Minnesota
Retired Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, with 23 years of active service. Vietnam Veteran and Bronze Star recipient; 20 year business owner of two neighborhood grocery stores; Coon Rapids City Council, 6 years; Anoka Hennepin District 11 School Board, 8 years; Chair, City of Anoka Human Rights Council; Member, Met Council Transportation Advisory Board; Member, NorthStar Corridor Rail Authority; Member, Congressional Prescription Drug Task Force; Member, National League of Cities Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Advisory Board; Member, Association of Metropolitan Communities Transportion Board; Teacher, Government, University of Maryland European Division; Teaching Assistant, Political Science, University of Minnesota; Served in the Minnesota State Legislature in 2009 and 2010; Minnesota School Board Association Legislator of the Year in 2009; Minnesota Association of School Administrators Legislator of the Year in 2010. Founding board member and Chair, Free 2Be, Inc.
Has taught at the academic level since 2000 and has been teaching at Anoka-Ramsey Community College since 2007. Focus on political theory, public policy, environmental politics, world politics, and history. Major papers include papers on republicanism and freedom as non-domination as well as Thomas Jefferson and green political thought. Presented papers at national an international conferences on republican freedom as non-domination and the Democratic Peace Theory.
Neville Singamkutti Arachchige Don
Professional background and areas of interest:
Organized numerous international conferences, e.g., world forums of the UN World Summits. Founder of the International Research Foundation for Development, which has been accorded consultative status by the United Nations. Research and publications on global transformation, urbanization and regional development, urban-rural community and related political issues. Co-editor of the book 'The Balkans in Transition" (2007). Recipient of the Scott Greer Award for achievements in advancing understanding of urban social institutions.
Pam Peterson (Cambridge Campus)
Laurie Lopez (Coon Rapids Campus)
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