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William Arend Taggart

William Arend Taggart, American government educator.


  • Taggart, William Arend was born on July 29, 1955 in Lakehurst, New Jersey, United States. Son of Robert and Martha B. (Kraan) Taggart.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Pensacola (Florida) Junior College, 1975. Bachelor, Florida Atlantic University, 1978. Master of Public Administration, Florida Atlantic University, 1979.

      Doctor of Philosophy, Florida State University, 1982.


    • Records clerk City of Melbourne, Florida, 1978-1979. Research/teaching assistant Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1979-1982. Assistant professor New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, 1982-1986, associate professor, head department government, 1986-1992, professor government, 1992-1993, head department government, since 1993.

      Visiting professor political science University North Carolina, Chapel Hill.


    • Contributor chapters to books and articles to professional journals.


    Member American Society for Public Administration (vice president local chapter, public budgeting section, criminal justice administration section), Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, American Political Science Association, Law and Society Association, Midwest Political Science Association, Policy Studies Organization, Southern Political Science Association, Southwestern Social Science Association, Western Political Science Association.


    • Married Vicki A. Mills, March 14, 1989. Children: Germaine S., Robert E.
    • father: Robert Taggart
    • mother: Martha B. (Kraan) Taggart
    • spouse: Vicki A. Mills
    • children: Germaine S. Taggart
    • Robert E. Taggart
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    Born July 29, 1955
    (age 62)
    • 1975
      Pensacola (Florida) Junior College
    • 1978
      Florida Atlantic University
    • 1979
      Florida Atlantic University
    • 1982
      Florida State University
    • 1978 - 1979
      Records clerk, City of Melbourne
      Florida, United States
    • 1979 - 1982
      research/teaching assistant, Florida State University
      Tallahassee, Florida, United States
    • 1982 - 1986
      assistant, professor New Mexico State University
      Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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