Since his retirement in 2012 from the Department of Politics and Government, Professor Emeritus Robert Bradley has continued his interest in civic education with media interviews and presentations. He is invited to speak at the Illinois State University Senior Professionals, Luther Oaks Academy, Illinois Wesleyan’s Lunch and Learn series, and a number of community organizations.

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He and his wife, former International Admissions Officer Maureen “Reenie” (Morgan) ’83, split their time between Bloomington-Normal and the gulf coast community of Dunedin, Florida. Their daughter and son-in-law, Erin Bradley and Luke Broholm, reside in Chicago.

While golf, fishing and birdwatching are still a priority, Bradley is an active volunteer in both Bloomington-Normal and Dunedin. He assists with food banks, at nature preserves, as well as in hospitals and museums.

He has served on several not-for-profit boards, consulted with the Illinois and Florida Supreme Courts on access to justice concerns, and was a member of the Normal Planning Commission and a condo association board.

His current projects include landscaping, disaster relief, the Young Hearts for Life program, community development, and co-curating an updated politics gallery at the McLean County Museum of History.

Bradley enjoyed his 30 years of teaching at Illinois State and working with students on co-curricular projects. He still believes that the University provides the best undergraduate education in Illinois. He would love to hear from former students and welcomes them to visit in Bloomington or Dunedin. He can be reached at