Hanover, NH 03755, USA
Dartmouth College where Charles Odegaard received a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Harvard University where Charles Odegaard studied.
Charles Odegaard studied at Dartmouth College where he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1932. He also attended Harvard University and received a Master of Arts degree in 1933 and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1937.
Charles Odegaard started his career as an assistant in history at Harvard University in 1933 and held this post for one year. He worked as an assistant in history at Radcliffe College from 1935 to 1937. In 1937 he became an instructor in history at the University of Illinois and held this post until 1948.
In 1953 Odegaard became the Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Michigan. He left this post in 1958 when he accepted the presidency of the University of Washington. In 1973, he became President Emeritus and joined the faculty of the College of Education as professor of higher education. He was appointed a professor of biomedical history in 1975. He was granted emeritus status in both in 1981. He also served as a Director of Minorities in Medicine at the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation from 1975 to 1976.
Charles Odegaard published his first book Man and Learning in Modern Society in 1959. His next book was The View from the Grass Roots, published in 1980. He also wrote Dear Doctor: A Personal Letter to a Physician, that was published in 1986 and Minorities in medicine published in 1977.
Charles Odegaard was a member of the American Council on Education, American History Association, National Academy of Sciences, Medieval Academy of America, Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association and Institute of Medicine.
Charles Odegaard married Elizabeth Jane Ketchum in 1941. The marriage produced a daughter.