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academic administrator , educator , historian

Harold Wilson Aurand, American historian, educator, academic administrator. Recipient Excellence in Teaching award Amoco Foundation, 1980.


Aurand, Harold Wilson was born on June 25, 1940 in Danville, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of James Wilson and Esther (Weissinger) Aurand.


Bachelor of Arts in History, Franklin & Marshall College, 1962. Master of Arts in History, Pennsylvania State University, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy in History, Pennsylvania State University, 1969.


Instructor in history, Pennsylvania State Hazleton (Pennsylvania) Campus, 1963-1969;assistant professor of history, Pennsylvania State Hazleton (Pennsylvania) Campus, 1969-1972;associate professor of history, Pennsylvania State Hazleton (Pennsylvania) Campus, 1972-1986;professor of history, Pennsylvania State Hazleton (Pennsylvania) Campus, since 1986;director academic affairs, Pennsylvania State Hazleton (Pennsylvania) Campus, since 1988. President Coal Miners Research Association, Columbus, Ohio, 1979-1981. Member history marker review committee Pennsylvania History and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, 1990-1992.


People need not just to accept but also to grow in relationship with God. God's grace and love constantly prompts and seeks to transform us, and so we should continually seek and pray to grow in holiness and love.


Social norms that assume different standards for women than for men in marriage are outdated and should be rejected. Laws in civil society should define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.


Every Church member should be seeking in various ways to renew and expand the opportunities for Christian conversation about the things that matter.


Member of the board of directors United Charities of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, since 1970, United Way of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, since 1993. President Eckley (Pennsylvania) Village Associations, since 1982. President United Way of Hazleton, 1988-1990.

Member Organisation American Historians, Pennsylvania Labor History Society (board directors since 1970), Pennsylvania History Association, Rotary.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: traveling, railroad fan, gardening.


Married Frances Dorothy Scisly, December 29, 1962. Children: Harold W. Junior, Michele Rene.

James Wilson Aurand

Esther (Weissinger) Aurand

Frances Dorothy Scisly

Harold W. Junior Aurand

Michele Rene Aurand