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Lopach, James J.

LOPACH, James J.

LOPACH, James J. American, b. 1942. Genres: Politics/Government. Career: High school English teacher in South Bend, IN, 1967-68; Pacific Telephone Co., assistant manager and manager in Palo Alto and Hayward, CA, 1968-69; South Bend Manpower Area Planning Council, South Bend, assistant director, 1971-73; University of Notre Dame, instructor, 1972-73; University of Montana, Missoula, director of local government projects for Bureau of Government Research, 1973-75, assistant professor, 1975-78, associate professor, 1978-83, professor of political science, 1983-, chair of department and director of Bureau of Government Research, 1977-87, acting director of Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center, 1984-85, associate dean of College of Arts and Science, 1987-88, special assistant to the president, 1988-92, associate provost, 1992-95; writer, expert witness. Publications: (with L.S. McKinsey) A State Mandates Local Government Review: The Montana Experience, 1979; (ed. and contrib.) We the People of Montana: The Workings of a Popular Government, 1983; (with K. Ford and D. O'Donnell) Planning Small Town America: Observations, Sketches, and a Reform Proposal, 1990; (with M.H. Brown and R.L. Clow) Tribal Government Today: Politics on Montana Indian Reservations, 1990, rev. ed., 1998. Address: Department of Political Science, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, U.S.A.

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