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John Andrew Birkhead, American Political science educator. Named Outstanding Young Men of America, 1985. Member Pi Sigma Alpha.


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


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.


Member Pi Sigma Alpha, Chi Sigma Iota.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: running, reading, skiing.


Life partner Matthew L. Cheney. Children: Nathaniel Andrew, Colin Michael.