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Ph.D., Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1974
M.A., Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1967
B.A., Political Science (Phi Beta Kappa), University of California, Berkeley, 1966

Academic Experience

Spring 2003-Present--Sonoma State University, Adjunct Professor, Hutchins School of Liberal Studies. Faculty Coordinator, Hutchins BA Completion Program.

1979-2001--Shimer College, Chicago, Illinois, . Teaching Areas: Social Sciences, Humanities and Integrative Studies, chair of the Social Sciences Area.

1971-77--Assistant Professor of Political Science--The Pennsylvania State University.


Acting Dean of the College, 1999-2000

Dean, Shimer Weekend College 1984-85,'93-'95

Director, Shimer in Oxford Program, Oxford, UK, 1981-82, 1986-87, 1995-96

I came to SRJC in 2005 from Shimer College in the Chicago area, where I was Dean of Adult Education and chair of the social sciences area. My political science teaching is in political theory and US government. (PhD., U.C. Berkeley). I'm the author of ABOUT POSSESSION: the Self as Private Property. My recent writings have explored dreams as social information, dialogue as meditative thought, and the ethics of globalization. I served as the Research Director of the Lifwynn Foundation where I organized research on addiction as a social phenomenon. I have also taught stone sculpture and aesthetics, and am currently working on a series of alabaster carvings on the history of myth.

Work and Consulting Experience

Research Diector, Lifwynn Foundation, Westport Connecticut, 1989-92

Teacher in Residence, Frank Lloyd Wright School (Taliesen), Spring Green, Wisconsin, (Summers 1985, 1987)

Research Associate, Dream Appreciation as a Tool in Social Science Research,
Summer, 1974, Lifwynn Camp, Lake Chateguay, New York

Sculptor in Residence, Way House Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin 1978-79

Presentations and Publications

About Possession: the Self as Private Property, Pennsylvania State University Press, University Park, PA, 1977;

"Marx on Authenticity and the Liberal View of Man," in Liberalism and the Modern Polity: Essays in Contemporary Political Theory, ed., M. McGrath, Marcel Dekker, N.Y.1977;

"Night-rule: Dreams as Social Information," in The Variety of Dream Experience, ed., Montague Ullman, Continuum Publishing Company, N.Y. 1987; (Revised for second edition, SUNY Press, 1999);

"Thoughts and Emotions as Between and Within," Group Analysis, London, UK, December 1991;

Introduction to Experience and Concept: the Notebooks of Hans Syz, M.D., edited by Deborah Hillman, Lifwynn Foundation Publication, Westport CT, 1997.

"Cosmopolitan Ethics". Review Essay of Peter Singer's One World. The Common Review, Spring, 2004, Vol. 3, No. 1

"Apeiron and Dialogue": Review essay on Steven Rosen"s Dimensions of Apeiron: A Topological Phenomenology of Space, Time, and Individuation. The Journal of Mind and Behavior, March 2005.

"Night-Rule: Political Iconography in Dreams." Invited lecture given at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis, San Francisco, CA, September 11, 1981, as part of a panel on "Dreams and Society".

"Plato's Conception of Democracy." Paper given at the meetings of the Association of Core Texts and Courses, San Francisco, CA, April 19, 2000.

"Slowing Things Down: Gelassenheit and the Somatics of Dialogue". Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences,
Boston, November 9, 2003.