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Robert Earl Holtz

Robert Earl Holtz, American biology educator. Named Professor of Year, Concordia Students, 1967, 72, 76, 77, Outstanding United States Educator, 1973; recipient Higher Education Educator of Year award St. Paul Rotary Club, 1992.


  • Holtz, Robert Earl was born on January 20, 1933 in Plato, Minnesota, United States. Son of Reuben J. and Bertha M. (Rolf) Holtz.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Concordia College, St. Paul, 1952. Bachelor of Science, Concordia College, Seward, Nebraska, 1955. Master of Arts, University Minnesota, 1965.

      Doctor of Education, Highland University, 1974.


    • Director religious education Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Albany, New York, 1955-1956, principal, teacher, 1956-1962. Biology professor Concordia College, St. Paul, since 1962. Scientific consultant Minnesota Lutheran Schools, since 1972.

      Adjunct professor Macalester College, St. Paul, 1969, University Minnesota, 1990, 91.


    • Author: (manual) Environment Education Program Planning Guide, 1989. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Denomination: Lutheran


    Scout master, assistant Boy Scouts American, Troop 401, Roseville, Minnesota, 1970-1986. First vice president Minnesota Ornithologists Union, 1985, president, 1987-1988. Nature center task force Roseville (Minnesota) Community, 1988-1990.

    Member National Audubon Society, Minnesota Ornithologists Union, National Association Biology Teachers (Minnesota representative 1985), National Wildlife Federation, Nature Conservancy, North American Association Environmental Education, Wilson Ornithological Society, Minnesota Association for Environmental Education.



    Birding, gardening, hiking, reading, travel.


    • Married Lois A Brakenhoff. Children: Debra, Joel, Timothy, Michael, Jon.
    • father: Reuben J. Holtz
    • mother: Bertha M. (Rolf) Holtz
    • spouse: Lois A Brakenhoff
    • children: Debra Holtz
    • Joel Holtz
    • Timothy Holtz
    • Michael Holtz
    • Jon Holtz
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    Born January 20, 1933
    • 1952
      Concordia College
    • 1955
      Concordia College
    • 1965
      University Minnesota
    • 1974
      Highland University
    • 1955 - 1956
      Director, religious education Our Savior's Lutheran Church
      Albany, New York, United States
    • 1956 - 1962
      Director, religious education Our Savior's Lutheran Church
    • 1962
      biology professor, Concordia College