John W. Bedell, Ph.D.

Bedell2.jpg logo-Board-of-Ed-2017-color.jpgDistrict 4 (2016-2020)

Serving Buena Park, Fullerton, La Habra, Placentia, and portions of Anaheim.

Biographical Information

A professor emeritus at Cal State Fullerton, Dr. Jack Bedell has been a university educator and faculty leader for more than 40 years. Along with a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Franklin and Marshall College, he holds a doctorate from Case Western Reserve University.


His relevant academic positions include:

  • Department Chair (Electrical Engineering, Child Development, and Sociology)
  • Acting Associate Vice Chancellor of the CSUF (responsible for financial aid, admissions, extended education, international programs, education equity programs, articulation with schools and community colleges, etc.)
  • Acting Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs of CSUF (responsible for collective bargaining issues with faculty; records, admissions; analytical studies, and internships, etc.)
  • Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and member of the Academic Senate/Faculty Council at CSUF
  • Member of the all-University Faculty Personnel Committee
  • Chair and member, The Statewide Academic Senate of the California Sate University System


Dr. Bedell's community service includes:

  • President and member of Fullerton School District Board of Education
  • President and member of the Board of Directors of the Fullerton Civic Light Opera
  • President and member of Church Council of St. Paul Lutheran Church
  • Secretary and Treasurer of the California County Board of Education
  • Vice President and member of the Orange County Board of Education
  • Chair and member of Board of Lutheran Campus Ministry for Southern California
  • Chair and member of the Board of the Orange County Area Agency on Aging
  • Vice Chair and member of the Orange County School Boards Association
  • Former Member of the Orange County Republican Central Committee
  • DRPA trained certified mediator