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John Siemon Diekhoff

John Siemon Diekhoff, American educator. Served from private to captain Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Rockefeller Foundation fellow humanities, 1948-1949.; Member Modern Language Association, Milton Society American (president 1957-1958), College English Association, National Council Teachers English, Theta Chi, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi.

Background

  • Diekhoff, John Siemon was born on October 23, 1905 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. Son of Tobias Johann Casjen and Julia Catherine (Schacht) Diekhoff.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1926, Master of Arts, 1927. Postgraduate University of Oxford, 1927-1928. Doctor of Philosophy., Western Reserve U., 1937.

      Doctor of Humane Letters, Rutgers University, 1959.

    Career

    • Instructor rhetoric University of Michigan, 1928-1929. Instructor English, Oberlin College, 1929-1940. Assistant associate Professor of English, Queens College, 1940-1951.

      Director Center for Study Liberal Education, Chicago, 1951-1953. Professor education, director institutional research Hunter College, 1953-1956. Dean Cleveland College, Western Reserve U., 1956-1963.

      Professor higher education University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1963-1965. Professor of English, associate dean faculty Western Reserve U., Cleveland, 1965-1967, acting dean Graduate School, 1967. Vice provost Case Western Reserve U., 1967-1970, professor emeritus, 1970-1976.

      Visiting lecturer, professor, universities Louisville, Michigan, Chicago Research consultant board higher education, New York City, 1947, 50. Member of commission trends in education Modern Language Association, 1954-1957, member, chairman, 1965-1970. Consultant, staff associate New York state committee White House Conference Education, 1956.

      Member governing board Center Study Liberal Education for Adults, 1956-1959. Member of commission colls. universities North Central Association, 1958-1965.

    Works

    • Author: Milton on Himself, 1939. Milton’s Paradise Lost, A Commentary, 1946. Democracy’s College, 1950.

      The Domain of the Faculty, 1956. (with Marjorie B. Smiley) Prologue to Teaching, 1959. A Maske At Ludlow, 1968.

      (with Ida Long Rogers) Private Higher Education in Tennessee, 1970. Editorial board Prose Works of John Milton, 1948-1962, 65-76.

    Membership

    Served from private to captain Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Rockefeller Foundation fellow humanities, 1948-1949. Member Modern Language Association, Milton Society American (president 1957-1958), College English Association, National Council Teachers English, Theta Chi, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi.

    Connections

    • Married Vera Ethel Johnston, December 20, 1929.
    • father: Tobias Johann Casjen Diekhoff
    • mother: Julia Catherine (Schacht) Diekhoff
    • spouse: Vera Ethel Johnston
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    Born October 23, 1905
    Died August 20, 1976
    (aged 70)
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