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Laurence Dana Schiller

Laurence Dana Schiller, American history educator, fencing coach. Certified prevost d'armes. Named Fencing Administrator of the Decade, National Collegiate Athletic Association, 1991; NDFL Title VI grantee, 1972-1974, Fulbright Hays grantee, 1975.


  • Schiller, Laurence Dana was born on July 3, 1950 in Brooklyn. Son of Edward Herman and Roselle Jean (Lind) Schiller.

  • Education

    • AB, Rutgers University, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy in History, Northwestern University, 1982.


    • Lecturer department history Ohio University, Athens, 1977. Head fencing coach Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, since 1978, lecturer department history, since 1982, lecturer University College, since 1985. Member committee National Collegiate Athletic Association Men's and Women's Fencing Committee, 1987-1992.

    Major achievements

    • Certified prevost d'armes.


    • Contributing author: African History: Select Reading Lists, 1992. Author articles and book reviews.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Member African Studies Association, American History Association, United States Fencing Association (vice chair Illinois division), Midwest Coaches Association (secretary), United States Fencing Coaches Association (secretary Midwest since 1983).



    Travel, civil war, coins.


    • Married Cathleen Anne Weigley, August 17, 1974.
    • father: Edward Herman Schiller
    • mother: Roselle Jean (Lind) Schiller
    • spouse: Cathleen Anne Weigley
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    Born July 3, 1950
    (age 67)
    • 1972
      Rutgers University
    • 1982
      Northwestern University
    • 1977
      Lecturer, department history Ohio University
      Athens, New York, United States
    • 1978
      head, fencing coach Northwestern University
      Evanston, Illinois, United States