Dave Churchman served the
country as an infantry officer and was a recent candidate for the
Republican nomination to the US Congress. He is an educator, a
environmentalist, and a Republican.
Dave is on a Fullbright Scholarship Sabbatical in Cyprus
and will be off-line until June, 2000.
Dave has been a professor at California State University since 1976. In
1987 he initiated one of the first graduate degrees in the country in
conflict management. Five years ago he again broke new ground by combining
interactive television and the internet to make the degree accessible
Dave began his teaching career at an international school in Morocco; since
then he has made professional and leisure trips to six continents and to
well over 100 countries, many of them several times. Travel teaches many
lessons, but among those important to a legislator is respect for people
and their cultures and an understanding of geopolitical realities and
Dave helped create a culturallybased preschool for American Indian
children. He was on the team that created the Emmywinning PBSTV program
Freestyle, which encouraged girls to study mathematics and science and he
helped to initiate the highlyacclaimed California Academy of Mathematics
Dave founded Wildlife on Wheels [WOW] with Millicent WoodHarris. WOW's
environmental education programs reach about 100,000 Los Angeles children
annually. WOW staff have directed and served on bird rescue efforts at some
three dozen oil spills including Exxon Valdez (Dave has worked on six
Dave was the environmental representative on a BLM citizen advisory board,
and serves on the Environmental and Urban Transit committees of the Los
Angeles Chamber of Commerce. He was instrumental in founding the Orangutan
Foundation which supports the research of famed primatologist Birute
Galdikas in Borneo (he also supported an Indonesian child for a decade
through Childreach). And, he worked during a university sabbatical at the
Melbourne and Singapore zoos.
Dave earned his doctorate at UCLA and his bachelors and masters degrees at
The University of Michigan. He has lived in Los Angeles since 1968.
EMail: Cal29Gop@aol.com [Inactive]