Thursday, June 29, 2017


My curriculum vitae, for the post to Superintendent Reykdal.

Andrew K. Milton, Ph.D.

I. Education

Teacher Certification, 2007, Pacific Lutheran University

Ph.D., 1998, Political Science, University of Oregon

Dissertation:  “Institutional Change and Continuity in Post-communist East Central Europe:  Why are the media still dependent?”

M.A., 1995, International Affairs, California State University, Sacramento

Thesis:  “News Media Reform in Post-communist Eastern Europe”

A.B., 1989, Political Science; Economics, University of California, Davis

II. Academic Experience

Visiting Assistant Professor/Adjunct Instructor

Pierce College, Fall 2015-Present 
Troy University, International Relations (Masters program), 2003-2015
University of Washington, Tacoma, Various terms, 2003 & 2012
Tacoma Community College, Political Science, Various terms 2005 & 2006
University of Puget Sound, Politics and Government (Full Time), 1998-1999, 2002-2005 
Central Texas (Community) College, Ft. Lewis (WA) Branch Campus, various terms, 2002-2005 
Pacific Lutheran University (Full Time), Political Science, 2000-2002.
Northern Arizona University (Full Time), Political Science, 1999-2000.

Middle School Instructor:

Pioneer Middle School, Steilacoom/DuPont, WA (2006-Present)
   Language Arts Teacher, August 2006-Present
 Social Studies Teacher, August 2010-June 2011
Develop and teach 8th grade classes (125 students, daily), serve on district-wide teacher evaluation committee (2011-2013), serve on school leadership team (various times, 5 years), serve as English Department leader (3 years), coach sports (1 year).

III. Publications


The Normal Accident Theory of Education: Why reform and regulation won’t fix schools, Rowman & Littlefield, (Lanham, MD), 2014.

Uncivil Societies:  Human Rights and Democratic Transitions in Eastern Europe and Latin America, Rachel A. May and Andrew K. Milton (eds.), Lexington Books, (Lanham, MD), 2005.

The Rational Politician:  Exploiting the Media in New Democracies, Ashgate Publishing, (Aldershot, UK; Brookfield, VT), 2000.

Refereed Journal Articles

“The Conservative Peace:  An Institutional Explanation of Post-Cold War Stability,” International Politics vol. 39, no. 3 (September 2002), 293-310.  (Co-authored with Patrick H. O’Neil.)

“Bound, but not Gagged: Media dependence and institutional opportunities in post-communist East Central European transitions,” Comparative Political Studies vol. 34, no. 5 (June 2001), 493-526.

“International Peace:  Is it Liberal or Conservative?  An Institutional Explanation,” International Politics vol. 37, no. 2 (June 2000), 121-142.  (Co-authored with Patrick H. O’Neil)

“News Media Reform in Eastern Europe:  A Cross-National Comparison,” Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, vol. 12, no. 4 (December 1996), 7-23.

Book Chapters

“Civil Society and Democratic Transitions” in Uncivil Societies:  Human Rights and Democratic Transitions in Eastern Europe and Latin America, Rachel A. May and Andrew K. Milton (eds.), Lexington Books (Lanham, MD), 2005.

“News Media Reform in Eastern Europe:  A Cross-National Comparison,” in Post-Communism and the Media in Eastern Europe, Patrick O’Neil (ed.), Frank Cass Publishers, London, 1997. 

Book Reviews

Review of The Romanian Mass Media and Cultural Development, by David Berry, in Slavic Review, vol. 64, no. 2 (Summer 2005) 423-424. 

Review of Baltic Media in Transition, Peeter Vihalemm (ed.), in Slavic Review, vol. 62, no. 2 (Fall 2003) 378-379.

Review of Framing Democracy: Civil society and civic movements in Eastern Europe, by John K. Glenn, III, in Canadian and American Slavic Studies, Vol. 37, no. 4, (Winter 2003), 465-467.

Review of Temptations of a Superpower, by Ronald Steel, at H-Teachpol, website sponsored by Michigan State University and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Review of Ride of the Second Horseman The Birth and Death of War, by Robert O’Connell, at H-Teachpol, web site sponsored by Michigan State University and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Non-Refereed Articles

“Baby Brain Cells Beat Education Bureaucracies,” The News Tribune, January 8, 2017, p. 7B

“Modern Education in Post-Modern Culture,” Christian Renewal, August 24, 2016, p. 20-21. 

“Testing Process may have Negative Side Effects,” The News Tribune, March 13, 2016.

“Politics needs to stop at the schoolroom door,” The News Tribune, May 18, 2015.

“Does the revamped SAT meet the standards?,” The News Tribune, March 21, 2014.

“High schools would benefit from later start times,” The News Tribune, April 10, 2013.

“At the heart of it, what we’re missing in education is trust,” The News Tribune, December 14, 2012.

“Competition isn’t the cure for schools,” Port Orchard Independent, March 10, 2011.

“The hope of Advent comforts in time of loss,” The News Tribune, December 19, 2007.

“Steilacoom teacher, students face the music about iPods,” The News Tribune, March 18, 2007, Insight 3.

“Costly homes, college degrees do not a ‘cool’ city make,” The News Tribune, October 1, 2006, Insight 3.

“Convention on Rights of Child holds no one’s feet to fire,” The News Tribune, July 6, 2006, p. B5.

“Love of Google, Amazon won’t produce something EPIC,” The News Tribune, February 6, 2006, p. Insight 1.

“‘Creative class’ theory runs out of gas for economic engine,” The News Tribune, October, 30, 2005, p. Insight 3.

“Durable democracies in Central Asia could be oil pipe dream,” The News Tribune, July 31, 2005, p. Insight 3. 

Free elections won’t stand firm unless anchored in rule of law,” The News Tribune, December 12, 2004, p. B7.

“Moral Clarity Hard to Come by in Sudan,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, September 28, 2004, p 7. 

“Australia’s Treatment of East Timor a lot like a US Power Play,” The News Tribune, March 30, 2003, p. B6.

“Three from New York leave their finest impressions on naive visitors to WTC,” The News Tribune, January 20, 2002, p. B7.

“Civility may be the best shield,” (co-authored with Patrick O'Neil), The News Tribune, August 5, 2001, p. B4

IV. Professional and Community Service

Pioneer Middle School/Steilacoom School District--
District Teacher Evaluation Committee, School Leadership Team, Department Head; various years
Faith Presbyterian Church, Tacoma, WA
Editor, Words of Faith newsletter, Fall 2011-Present
Coordinator, Safe Families, Fall 2015-Present
Teacher, ESL Sunday School, January 2016-Present
Invited Presentations for The Normal Accident Theory of Education
George Fox University, February 16, 2015
Pacific Lutheran University, October 7, 2014
University of Washington, Tacoma, July 9, 2014
RossTalk, Dave Ross Radio Program, KIRO Radio, June 6, 2014
Board Member, Life of Liberty (Tutoring/Mentoring Organization in Tacoma, WA), October 2012-September 2014.
Tutor, Life of Liberty Reading Program, June 2013-August 2014.
Tutor, Fern Hill Elementary School, Tacoma, 2011-2012. 
Teacher, Summer Language Institute, LCC International University, Klaipeda, Lithuania, Summers 2007 and 2008.
Member, Human Rights Commission, City of Tacoma, WA.  2005-2007.
Invited Presenter, World Affairs Council of Tacoma, Classroom of the World program, April 11, 2006.
Coordinator and Moderator, Panel on Initiatives 330 & 336, November 3, 2005.
Invited Panelist, City Club of Tacoma, “Youth Participation in Politics,” September 21, 2005.
Coordinator and Moderator, Panel on Proposition 1: Tacoma Dome Bonds, September 15, 2005.
Invited Presenter and Seminar Leader, International Development and Educational Associates conference “The Stories From Which We Learn,” (a conference for English Teachers), Almaty, Kazakhstan, June 21-25, 2005.
Invited Panelist, UPS Diversity Theme Year Panel on USA-Patriot Act, November 1, 2004.
Guest Speaker, UW, Tacoma, Public Policy courses, various years.
Student Advisor, University of Puget Sound, 2004-2005.
Invited Guest Talk, Sumner Rotary, February 2003.
Coordinator, Professor’s Brown Bag Discussion Series, Pacific Lutheran University, 2001-2002.
Invited Panelist, Key Center Library Forum on September 11, October 2001.
Invited Panelist, September 11 Panel, Pacific Lutheran University, September 20, 2001.
Volunteer, Aylen Junior High School, 2002-2003.
Volunteer, Keithley Middle School, 2001-2002.
Member, Faculty Senate, Northern Arizona University, 1999-2000.

V. Other Educational Experience

National Science Foundation, Chautauqua Program on Chinese Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs University, Beijing, China, June 2004.

Study Abroad
Karl Marx University of Political Economy, Budapest, Hungary, Fall 1987

The Arms Control Association, Washington, DC, Summer 1991
Board of Supervisors, Sacramento (CA) County, Spring 1988

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