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Paul R. Spickard

Paul R. Spickard, American historian, educator, academic administrator. Recipient prize, Charles Warren Center, Harvard University, 1972, award, National Endowment of the Humanities, 1990; McCormack fellow, University California, 1978-1980, Fulbright-Hays China fellow, 1987, National Endowment of the Humanities fellow, 1993, grant, Pew Trust Research, 1987, American Council Learned Societies, 1990.


  • Spickard, Paul R. was born on June 20, 1950 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Son of Donald Elliot and Mary Alice (Adkins) Spickard.

  • Education

    • Student, University Washington, 1970—1971. Student, Gordon-Conwell Seminary, South Hamilton, Massachusetts, 1973. AB, Harvard University, 1973.

      Master of Arts, University California, Berkeley, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, 1983.


    • Instructor Solano College, Suisun City, California, 1980. Acting instructor University California, Berkeley, 1981. Lecturer San Francisco State University, 1981.

      Assistant professor Bethel College, St. Paul, 1981—1984, associate professor, 1984—1988. Fulbright senior lecturer Nankai University, Tianjin, China, 1988—1989. Assistant professor Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, 1989—1990.

      Associate professor Brigham Young University Hawaii, Laie, since 1990, associate dean, since 1991. Research director Institute Polynesian Studies, since 1994. Board directors Midwest China Center, St. Paul, 1982—1985.



    God seeks to transform relationship with and between people. If politics is about how we choose to live together and to treat one another, there is surely a place for discerning the activity of God in politics.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Hell is a real place existing outside of God—an eternal separation between soul and God. Hell was created originally for Satan and his devils as a place of incredible torment.

    Denomination: Baptist


    The distinctive feature of the Baptist Churches is that lay people are involved in decision making.


    Trustee Sunrise Preschool, San Francisco, 1979—1981. Chairman Sunset Chinese Baptist Church, San Francisco, 1980—1981. Member of Association Asian Scholars, Immigration History Society, Asian American Studies Association, Conference Faith & History, American History Association, Organization American Historians.



    Basketball, running, backpacking.


    • Married Rowena Fong Spickard, June 9, 1974. Children: Naomi, Daniel.
    • father: Donald Elliot Spickard
    • mother: Mary Alice (Adkins) Spickard
    • spouse: Rowena Fong Spickard
    • children: Naomi Spickard
    • Daniel Spickard
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    Born June 20, 1950
    (age 67)
    • 1973
      Gordon-Conwell Seminary
    • 1973
      Harvard University
    • 1976
      University California
    • 1983
      University California
    • 1980
      Instructor, Solano College
      Suisun City, California, United States
    • 1981
      acting instructor, University California
      Berkeley, California, United States
    • 1981
      lecturer, San Francisco State University
    • 1981 - 1984
      assistant, professor Bethel College
    • 1982 - 1985
      board director, s Midwest China Center
    • 1988 - 1989
      fulbright senior, lecturer Nankai University
      Tianjin, China, China
    • 1989 - 1990
      assistant, professor Capital University
      Columbus, Ohio, United States
    • 1990
      associate, professor Brigham Young University Hawaii
      Laie, Hawaii, United States
    • 1994
      research director, Institute Polynesian Studies
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