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Stover, Bill (William) James



Dr. Stover came to Santa Clara University in 1975 to teach international relations after completing his doctorate and working as a Foreign Service Officer in Washington, DC and in Vietnam. His focus was on international conflict resolution, the role of the military in politics, and the role of technology in international relations. He brought these topics to life for generations of students with his simulations of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Middle East Conflict as well as the videos he had made on Middle East issues. He was honored by the American Political Science Association as an “extraordinary educator” in 2008 and by the Phi Beta Kappa Northern California Association with its “Excellence in Teaching Award” in 2009.

Dr. Stover wrote widely in his area of expertise and served as an editor of a number of journals including the International Journal of World Peace. He held appointments as a Senior Fulbright Fellow in Conflict Resolution and Information Technology and as a member of the United States Army Strategic Outreach Program. In addition to his work as a teacher-scholar, he contributed to the community locally and globally. He served as a seminar leader for the University's Center for Leadership Development and as a Santa Clara County Commissioner on the Status of Women. A skilled pilot who worked with the Flying Doctors on weekends and summers, Dr. Stover flew medical personnel, supplies and equipment to various communities in need of medical care and treatment in Mexico.

Source: June 17, 2020 message to SCU campus from the Office of the President. Bill passed away on June 11, 2020 after a long illness.

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Identifier: 202110-004

William (Bill) James Stover papers

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Identifier: 201909-001

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