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John Andrew Birkhead

John Andrew Birkhead, American health services professional, mental health counselor. Member Pi Sigma Alpha, Chi Sigma Iota.


  • Birkhead, John Andrew was born on January 10, 1954 in Anchorage. Son of Herbert Cecil and Eugenia Clarke (McChesney) Birkhead.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Colorado, 1975. Master of Arts, University California, Davis, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 1994.

      Master of Arts in Counseling and Human Services, University Colorado, 2002.


    • Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Air Force, 1975, advanced through grades to major, 1987, navigator Little Rock, 1976-1982. Instructor political science United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, 1984-1985. Senior navigator United States Air Force, Okinawa, Japan, 1988-1991.

      Associate professor United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, 1991-1996. Faculty department political science Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado, 1994, 1999—2000, University Southern Colorado, 1994—1995, Colorado College, 1996. Program director Southern Colorado Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome project, 2002—2004.

      Counselor Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Casre, since 2005.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Member Pi Sigma Alpha, Chi Sigma Iota.



    Running, reading, skiing, tennis.


    • Life partner Matthew L. Cheney. Children: Nathaniel Andrew, Colin Michael.
    • father: Herbert Cecil Birkhead
    • mother: Eugenia Clarke (McChesney) Birkhead
    • children: Nathaniel Andrew Birkhead
    • Colin Michael Birkhead
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    Born January 10, 1954
    (age 63)