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Burdette Loomis

Burdett A. "Bird" Loomis

Professor, Political Science
515 Blake

Educational Background
Graduated from: University of Wisconsin, Ph.D., Political Science, 1974
University of Wisconsin, M.A., Political Science, 1970
Carleton College, B.A., Government and International Relations,

First Appointed at KU: 1979

Previous Positions: APSA Congressional Fellow, 1975-6; Visiting Scholar, Brookings Institution, 1984, 2000; Director of Administrative Communications, Governor Kathleen Sebelius, 2005; Interim Director, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, 1997-2001; Director of KU Political Science intern programs in Washington D.C. and Topeka, 1984-
The family of KU Political Science alumnus Don Slawson (B.A.1955) has made a donation of $16 million for construction of planned Earth, Energy and Environmental Center.
$16M gift honors late alumnus Don Slawson | The University of Kansas
$16M gift honors late alumnus Don SlawsonThu, 07/24/2014ContactLisa SchellerKU Endowment785-832-7398lscheller@kuendowment.orgLAWRENCE — The family of University of Kansas alumnus Donald Slawson has made a $16 million lead gift for construction of a hall to be located in KU’s planned Earth, Energy an…

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POLS Doctorate program ranked #31 of public universities
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