John W. Bedell, Ph.D.


District 4 (2016-2020)

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

Biographical Information

John W. Bedell, Ph.D.

Ph.D.: Case Western Reserve University, 1971

Relevant Academic Positions:

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

Relevant Community Service:

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.