David Wilson


Contact Information

Email    dwilson1@ucla.edu
Office  Not Available
Phone  (310) 825- 4331
David Wilson retired in 1992, after serving 33 combined years on the faculty of Political Science and in administrative roles within the University of California system statewide.

His area of teaching and research focus was originally that of Southeast Asia, and his first book, Politics in Thailand, was published in 1962.  Upon returning from UC administration in the mid-1980s, he extended his research to include California state politics and the politics of higher education --which he taught until retirement.  His self-published (in 2010) memoir, Final Exam, further details his years as a professor as well as service in the U.S. Navy during World War II.