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political commentator , History educator

Dennis Richard Papazian, American History educator, political commentator. Scholar/diplomat unites states department State, Washington, 1976; grantee National Endowment for Humanities, Washington, 1977, Agency for International Development, Washington, 1978.


Papazian, Dennis Richard was born on December 15, 1931 in Augusta, Georgia, United States. Son of Nahabed Charles and Armanouhe Marie (Pehlevanian) Papazian.


Bachelor, Wayne State University, 1954; Master of Arts, University of Michigan, 1958; NDG, Moscow State University, 1962; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Michigan, 1966.


Head department social and behavioral science, University of Michigan, Dearborn, 1966-1969; head division literature, science and the arts, University of Michigan, Dearborn, 1969-1973; associate dean academic affairs, University of Michigan, Dearborn, 1973-1974; director, Armenian Assembly American, Washington, 1975-1979; director graduate studies, University of Michigan, Dearborn, 1979-1985; professor of history, director Armenian Research Center, University of Michigan, Dearborn, since 1985. Fellow Center for Russian and East-European Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1982-1992. Chairman, Board Of Directors Michigan Ethnic Heritage Studies Center, University of Michigan, 1987-1992.


Board directors Armenian Apostolic Society, Southfield, Michigan, 1968-1978. Chairman board directors Alex Manoogian Foundation, Taylor, Michigan, 1969-1977. Member evaluation team Indiana Schools Association Central States, Chicago, 1985.

Political commentator WXYZ-television, ABC, Detroit, Southfield, since 1984, WWJ-Radio, Detroit, since 1984. Board directors Southeastern Michigan chapter American Red Cross, 1988-1998, chairman international services committee, 1988-1998, disaster and military family services committee, 1988-1998. Member New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education, since 2005.

Member American Association of University Professors (chapter president 1962-1965), National Association Armenian Studies and Research (board directors 1961-1991), National Ethnic Studies Association (board directors 1976-1985), American History Association, Society Armenian Studies (president executive committee 1988-1991, 97—, secretary/treasurer executive committee 1991-1997), American Association Advancement of Slavic Studies, American Academy Political Science, Armenian Students Association (Arthur S. Dadian Armenian Heritage award 1993), Knights of Vartan (mid-atlantic interlodge chairman, 2007-2008, national grand Commander, since 2010).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading; travel.


Married Mary Arshagouni.

Nahabed Charles Papazian

Armanouhe Marie (Pehlevanian) Papazian

Mary Arshagouni.