VIP Biography for
Willard M. Overgaard, Ph.D.
|Willard M. Overgaard, Ph.D.|
|Title||Professor of Public Law (Emeritus), Boise State University, Retied 1994|
|Expertise||Public law; General fluency in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and German, working knowledge of Russian, Spanish, French and Icelandic|
|Type of Organization||University|
|Major Product||Higher education|
|Area of Distribution||National/International|
|University/Degree||A.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|
|Born||October 16, 1925, Montpelier, Idaho (twin brother Wilford)|
|Honors & Awards||Who'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 Works||Numerous 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|
|Affiliations||American 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 & Sports||Building furniture (mahogany and oak), landscaping, accordion, ukulele, twin brother Wilford|
|Work History||Professor & 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|
|Children||Eric, Mark , Alisa|
|Spouse||Lucia (deceased, August 10, 2002)|
|Married||June 14, 1946|
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