Last updated on: 1/18/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Vern Bullough, PhD Biography

Title:
Former Dean Emeritus of the State University of New York
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“To us the obvious solution is the decriminalization of sexual activities between consenting adults whether or not money changes hands. The merit of such a system is that it would free the majority of the members of the urban vice squads for other tasks, specifically for crimes involving victims….

We need to deal with prostitution realistically and not brush aside the problems associated with it as we do today.”

Prostitution: An Illustrated Social History, 1978

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Defender of Liberty Award, ACLU of Southern California, 2005
  • Adjunct Professor, Nursing, University of Southern California, 1999-2004
  • Visiting Professor, Nursing, University of Southern California, 1994-1999
  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus, State University of New York, 1993
  • Outstanding Professor Emeritus, California State University, 1993
  • Dean Emeritus, State University of New York, 1993
  • Distinguished Professor, State University of New York, 1987-1993
  • Adjunct Professor, History, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1982-1993
  • Professor, History and Sociology, State University of New York, 1980-1993
  • Clinical Professor, Nursing, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1980-1993
  • Dean, Faculty of Natural and Social Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1980-1990
  • Professor, History, California State University at Northridge, 1959-1980
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health, UCLA, 1970-1979
  • Clinical Professor, California College of Medicine (now University of California College of Medicine at Irvine), 1961-1970
  • Fulbright Professor, Ain Shams University, Cairo, 1966-1967
Education:
  • BSN, California State University, Long Beach, 1981
  • PhD, University of Chicago, 1954
  • MA, University of Chicago, 1951
  • BA, University of Utah, 1951
Other:
  • Deceased: June 21, 2006