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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-
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