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Government educator

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.


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, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, 1986-1992;professor government, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, 1992-1993;head department government, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, since 1993. Visiting professor political science U. North Carolina, Chapel Hill.


  • Other Work

    • 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.

Robert Taggart

Martha B. (Kraan) Taggart

Vicki A. Mills

Germaine S. Taggart

Robert E. Taggart