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Nancy L. Struna

Nancy L. Struna, social historian, American studies educator. Named Distinguished scholar National Association Physical Education in Higher Education, 1993.


  • Struna, Nancy L. was born on May 24, 1950 in Painesville, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Edward A. and Betty J. (Hoffacker) Struna.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, University Maryland, 1979.


    • Social studies teacher The Andrews School, Willoughby, Ohio, 1972-1974. Graduate assistant University Maryland, College Park, 1974-1976. Teacher 1-8 grades St. Mark's Elementary, Adelphi, Maryland, 1976-1978.

      Instructor University Maryland, College Park, 1978-1980. Assistant professor University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1980-1982. Professor department American Studies University Maryland, College Park, since 1982, acting chair, 2001, executive director university general education, 2002—2003.

      Special assistant to president women's issues, 1998-2000, fellow Academy Affairs, 1998-1999, campus legislation liaison, 1999.


    Chair President Commission on Women's Issues University Maryland, 1996—1998. Member Omohundro Institute for Early American History, Culture and Society. Fellow American Academy Kinesiology, North America Society Sport History (president 1995-1997), Organization American Historians, American History Association, American Studies Association, United States Capitol History Association, Maryland History Society (Lord Baltimore Research fellow, 2004-2005).


    • father: Edward A. Struna
    • mother: Betty J. (Hoffacker) Struna
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    Born May 24, 1950
    (age 67)
    • 1972
      University Wisconsin
    • 1979
      University Maryland
    • 1972 - 1974
      Social studies teacher, The Andrews School
      Willoughby, Ohio, United States
    • 1974 - 1976
      graduate assistant, University Maryland
      College Park, Maryland, United States
    • 1976 - 1978
      teacher, 1-8 grades St. Mark's Elementary
      Adelphi, Ohio, United States
    • 1978 - 1980
      instructor, University Maryland
      College Park, Maryland, United States
    • 1980 - 1982
      assistant, professor University Minnesota
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
    • 1982
      professor, department American Studies University Maryland
      College Park, Maryland, United States
    • 2001
      professor, department American Studies University Maryland
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