Joseph George Caldwell


Founder of the American Independence Movement


Professional Profile:


Career in management consulting, research, and teaching.  Directed projects in strategic planning, policy analysis, program evaluation, economics, public finance, statistics, operations research / systems analysis, and information technology for US, state and foreign governments, and US and foreign organizations.  Areas of expertise include health, education, vocational rehabilitation, welfare, public finance (tax policy analysis, Medicaid and AFDC financing), agriculture, civil rights, economic development, energy, environment, population, and defense (US Army, Navy, Air Force, Department of Defense).  Considerable overseas experience.


2015-2016       Consulting Statistician, Tucson, Arizona.

2005-2015       Consulting Statistician, Spartanburg, South Carolina. National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago (NORC), Bethesda, Maryland (consulting assignments in Ghana, Namibia, and Honduras).

2002-2005       Management Consultant in Information Technology, Academy for Educational Development / Family Health International / Zambia Ministry of Education, Lusaka, Zambia

1999-2001:      Director of Management Systems, Bank of Botswana (Botswana’s central bank)

1991-1998:      Management Consultant (First Union National Bank, Charlotte; US Agency for International Development, Egypt, Malawi, Ghana; Asian Development Bank, Bangladesh; Canada Trust Bank, Toronto, Canada)

1989-1991           President, Vista Research Corporation, Tucson, Arizona

1982-1991           Director of Research and Development and Principal Scientist, US Army Electronic Proving Ground’s Electromagnetic Environmental Test Facility / Bell Technical Operations Corporation and Combustion Engineering; Adjunct Professor of Statistics, University of Arizona; Principal Engineer, Singer Systems and Software Engineering; Arizona

1964-1982           Consultant or employee to firms in South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, Haiti, Philippines



                        PhD, Statistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

                        BS, Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

                        Graduate of Spartanburg High School, Spartanburg, SC



                        Born March 23, 1942, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada

                        Widowed, formerly married to Timigale (three children) and Jacquelyn.

                        Author of books on population and defense (Can America Survive?); culture (The Late Great United States); tax reform (The Value-Added Tax: A New Tax System for the United States); and music (How to Play the Guitar by Ear (for mathematicians and physicists)).  See Internet website to view these and other related articles.