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Allison Blakely, American history professor.


Blakely, Allison was born on March 31, 1940 in Clinton, Alabama, United States. Son of Ed Walton and Alice Blakely.


Student, Oregon State College, Corvallis, 1960. Bachelor, University Oregon, 1962. Master of Arts, University California, Berkeley, 1964.

Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Berkeley, 1971.


Instructor history Stanford (California) University, 1970-1971. Assistant professor history Howard University, Washington, 1971-1977, associate professor history, 1977-1987, associate dean College Liberal Arts, 1989-1990, director honors program, College Liberal Arts, 1990-1993, professor history, 1987-2001, Boston University, since 2001. Reader and test development consultant, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, 1974-2001.

Fellowship selection panelist, American Council Learned Societies, 2001, National Endowment of the Humanities, 1979-1980, chair fellowship selection panel, Ford Foundation, New York City, 1992-1994. World history national standards review panelist, Council Basic Education, Washington, 1995-1996.



Member Democratic National Committee, Washington, since 1982. Public member Foreign Service Selection Board, United States State Department, 1995. Member American History Association (nominate committee since 1999, chairman committee on minority historians 1993-1997), World History Association, American Association Advancement of Slavic Studies, United States Foreign Service Public Members Association (board directors), Phi Beta Kappa Society (senior at large since 1993, president since 2006).


  • Other Interests

    Music, swimming, tai chi.


Married Shirley Ann Reynolds, July 5, 1968. Children: Shantel, Andrei.

Ed Walton

Alice Blakely

Shirley Ann Reynolds

Shantel Blakely

Andrei Blakely