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Richard Philip Abels

Richard Philip Abels, American history professor, department chairman. Recipient Teaching Excellence award, United States Naval Academy, 1991, Research Excellence award, 2003, Service Excellence award, 2008. Fellow: Royal History Society; member: De Re Military Society Medieval Military History, Medieval Academy American, American History Society, Charles Homer Haskins Society (president 1998—2001).

Background

  • Abels, Richard Philip was born on October 31, 1951 in Brooklyn. Son of Milton and Blanche Abels.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Columbia College, New York City, 1973. Master of Arts, Columbia University, New York City, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, New York City, 1982.

    Career

    • Visiting assistant professor Cornell College, Mt Vernon, Iowa, 1981—1982. Assistant professor history United States Naval Academy, Annapols, 1982—1986, associate professor history, 1986—1991, history professor, since 1991, chair, history department, since 2008.

    Works

    Religion

    Denomination: Judaism

    Membership

    Fellow: Royal History Society. Member: De Re Military Society Medieval Military History, Medieval Academy American, American History Society, Charles Homer Haskins Society (president 1998—2001).

    Personality

    Interests

    Tennis.

    Connections

    • Married Ellen Harrison, May 31, 1975. Children: Paul, Rebecca.
    • father: Milton Abels
    • mother: Blanche Abels
    • spouse: Ellen Harrison
    • children: Paul Abels
    • Rebecca Abels
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    Born October 31, 1951
    (age 66)
    Nationality
    • 1973
      Columbia College
    • 1975
      Columbia University
    • 1982
      Columbia University
    • 1981 - 1982
      Visiting assistant, professor Cornell College
      Iowa, United States
    • 1982 - 1986
      assistant, professor history United States Naval Academy
    • 2008
      assistant, professor history United States Naval Academy