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Willard M. Overgaard, Ph.D.

Willard M. Overgaard, Ph.D. PhotoWillard M. Overgaard, Ph.D.
TitleProfessor of Public Law (Emeritus), Boise State University, Retied 1994
ExpertisePublic law; General fluency in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and German, working knowledge of Russian, Spanish, French and Icelandic
Type of OrganizationUniversity
Major ProductHigher education
Area of DistributionNational/International
University/DegreeA.A., Boise Junior College; College of Idaho; B.A., Univ. of Oregon; M.A., Univ. of Wisconsin; Ph.D., Univ. of Minnesota, Political Science/Public Law Emphasis
BornOctober 16, 1925, Montpelier, Idaho (twin brother Wilford)
Honors & AwardsWho's Who in America, 42nd through 50th editions; Who's Who in the World, 6th and 7th editions; Fulbright Scholar, Univ. of Oslo, Norway; Dictionary of International Biography, 13th edition, Cambridge, England; Men of Achievement, 4th edition, Cambridge, England; Outstanding Faculty Member-1978, Distinguished Faculty Member-1984, BSU; Outstanding Instructor, College of Social Sciences & Public Affairs, BSU, 1988; Distinguished Citizen, Idaho Statesman, 1979
Published WorksNumerous including- Contributing Author, The Communist Bloc in Europe; Author, The Schematic System of Soviet Totalitarianism; Editor, Continuity and Change in International Politics; Chief Editor, The Idaho Journal of Politics
AffiliationsAmerican Bar Association; American Legion; Who's Who in America; Who's Who in the World; Member, Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association; Life Member, Reserve Officers Association
Hobbies & SportsBuilding furniture (mahogany and oak), landscaping, accordion, ukulele, twin brother Wilford
Work HistoryProfessor & Chair, Dept. of Political Science, Boise State University, Boise, ID, 1972-87; Associate Professor & Chair, Dept. of Political Science and Director, International Studies Institute, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA, 1970-72; Assistant Professor of International Affairs, Graduate School of Public & International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, DC, 1964-67; Political Analyst, Senior Research Staff, Operations Research Inc., U.S. Army Institute of Advanced Studies, Carlisle, PA, 1967-70; Civilian Instructor, Soviet & International Affairs, U.S. Army Intelligence School, Oberammergau, Germany, 1956-62; Military Intelligence Officer, U.S. Army, 1951-54; Military Service, U.S. Army Air Corps, 1943-45; U.S. Army, Intelligence Officer, 1951-54; U.S. Army Reserve (Retired), rank of Major, Intelligence, 1969
ChildrenEric, Mark , Alisa
SpouseLucia (deceased, August 10, 2002)
MarriedJune 14, 1946
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