Richard L. Clinton joined the faculty of Oregon State University in 1976 as an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department. As a Fulbright Scholar, Clinton was an active researcher and consultant in a number of countries throughout Latin America. Clinton's primary interest was the study of attitudes regarding population and development among the Peruvian governing class. Clinton taught classes in international relations, Latin American politics, and global interdependence.
Richard Lee Clinton earned his BA in Spanish (1960) and MA in Latin American Area Studies (1964) from Vanderbilt University. He completed his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of North Carolina in 1971, with an emphasis on Latin American politics, political philosophy, and population studies. Clinton retired from Oregon State University in 2006 as Professor Emeritus.
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