Will Lotter: Resume
I - PROFESSIONAL / EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:
1949: BA in Physical Education from University of California, Berkeley
1955: Masters in Education from California State University at Sacramento
1960: Doctorate in Education at University of California, Berkeley
Faculty member and coach in the Physical Education Dept. at University of California, Davis from Sept. l952 to Jan. l993.
From l975 to l993, taught the health education courses at UCD required by the State of California for students at Davis obtaining a teaching credential.
Recalled from retirement in April, 1993 to teach health education credential
courses. Most recent coaching experience was as men's varsity soccer
coach from l972 to 1987. Entered the UCDavis Athletics Hall of
II - INTERNATIONAL ELECTION OBSERVER EXPERIENCE:
March to June, l994 served as a UN International Election Observer in Malawi,
Africa with INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION for ELECTION SYSTEMS (IFES).
In l996 served as a UN Election Observer with IFES for the presidential election in Nicaragua.
Observed the 1990 Nicaraguan election as an independent journalist.
III - :PEACE CORPS EXPERIENCE...
l965-67: Served as Deputy Director and then Country Director in Malawi, Africa,
while on leave from the University of California, Davis. Returning home from Africa traveled for three months with my family through India, Nepal, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan. Spent one month in Nepal on behalf of Peace Corps to visit PCV posts.
Summer '67: Training Director for Peace Corps Nepal training programs.
Returned to tenured faculty position at UC Davis in Sept. l967.
IV - CENTRAL AMERICA TRAVEL:
NICARAGUA: Five visits l984, 1986, 1987-88, 1990, and 1996, the latter two trips in '90 and '96, to observe the National Elections as an International Election Observer.
GUATEMALA /EL SALVADOR: Since l988, have made approximately 25 trips to Guatemala and El Salvador in support of families of the disappeared, returning
refugees and displaced persons in connection with the work of our community human rights group, the Davis Religious Community for Sanctuary.
From 1992-2001 lived two to three months each year in Guatemala, doing accompaniment work for various Guatemala human rights groups. Served as an international observer in the new Guatemala returned refugee community in the Ixcan, Victoria, in Feb. l993 and July l994. In March, 2000, accompanied two former Guatemala military witnesses and their families out of Guatemala, after the two men testified that they witnessed the assassination of 350 men, women, and children in the village of Dos
Erres by the Guatemala Army in 1982.
V - CIVIC EDUCATION EXPERIENCE
Over the past twenty years have given numerous presentations in Davis and Sacramento, including the University of California, Davis concerning ongoing efforts in the democratic process and civic education among returned and internal refugees in Nicaragua, Guatemala, and El Salvador.
VI - ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE:
1969 -'70: Dean of Students(Acting), UC Davis
1968 - 69: Educational Opportunity Director, UC Davis
l965 -1967: Deputy Director of the Peace Corps in Malawi, Africa, the first nine
months and Director for the final l5 months.
VII - COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES/AWARDS
2005: With wife, Jane, received the Life Time Achievement Award from the Davis Martin Luther King Scholarship Committee
1994 to present: Member Sacramento/Yolo Counties Citizens for Affirmative Action.
1993: Together with wife, Jane, received the Liberty Bell award for work in
civil liberties and human rights from the Yolo Co. Bar Association.
1992 to present: Member Friends of Rutilio Grande, Davis' Sister
City in El Salvador.
l99l: With wife, Jane, received the City of Davis Peace and Justice Award
1983 to present: Co-founder in l983 of the Davis Religious Community for
Sanctuary and active member since l983.
1971: City of Davis Citizen of the Year,
1968-72: Chairperson, Davis Human Relations Council, a community volunteer
group dedicated to the promotion of civil and human rights.
1964 to present: Member Unitarian Church of Davis .
VIII - LANGUAGE ABILITY: Spanish: Intermediate/Advanced