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Latin American studies educator

Mitchell A. Seligson, American political science educator. Fulbright fellow, Costa Rica, 1986, Rockefeller Foundation fellow, 1985-1986; grantee Social Science Research Council, Ford Foundation, National Science Foundation, Mellon Foundation, Heinz Endowment. Member American Political Science Association, Latin American Studies Association (chairman finance committee 1991).

Background

Seligson, Mitchell A. was born on November 12, 1945 in Hempstead, New York, United States. Son of Morris and Ethel (Finkel) Seligson.

Education

Bachelor cum laude, Brooklyn College, 1967. Master of Arts, University Florida, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pittsburgh, 1974.

Career

Volunteer United States Peace Corps, Costa Rica, 1968-1970. Assistant professor./associate professor University Arizona, Tucson, 1974-1985. Professor University Pittsburgh, 1986-1993, Daniel H. Wallace professor political science, 1994—2004, director Latin American studies, 1986-1992, research professor, 1992—2004.

Centennial professor political science Vanderbilt University, Nashville, since 2004. Director Latin America public opinion project. Consultant to World Bank, United Nations Development Program, United States Agency for International Development, Inter-American Development Bank, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Ecuador, Jamaica, Panama, El Salvador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, since 1980.

Works

Membership

Member American Political Science Association, Latin American Studies Association (chairman finance committee 1991).

Connections

Married Susan Berk, June 18, 1967. 1 child, Amber Lara.

father:
Morris Seligson

mother:
Ethel (Finkel) Seligson

spouse:
Susan Berk

child:
Amber Lara Seligson