Robert A. Goldwin served in the White House as a special consultant to President Gerald Ford and, concurrently, in the Pentagon as an adviser to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Mr. Goldwin previously worked for Mr. Rumsfeld at the U.S. Mission to NATO in Brussels, taught political science at the University of Chicago and Kenyon College, and later became dean of St. John's College in Annapolis. He has edited more than twenty books on American politics, including a ten-volume AEI series on the Constitution: A Decade of Study of the Constitution.
Special Assistant to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, 1976
Special Consultant to President Gerald Ford, 1974-76
Special Adviser to U.S. NATO Ambassador Donald Rumsfeld, 1973-74
Dean and Richard Hammond Elliot Tutor, St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland, 1969-73
Associate Professor of Political Science, Kenyon College, 1966-69
Fellow, Guggenheim Foundation, 1966
Lecturer in Political Science, University of Chicago, 1960-66
Director of Research, American Foundation for Political Education, 1951-60
Enlisted Man and Officer, U.S. Cavalry, 1942-46
Ph.D., M.A., political science, University of Chicago
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