Bachelor of Arts, University of Chicago, 1958; Master of Arts, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1961; Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1968.
Executive secretary, National Sharecroppers Fund, New York City, 1947-1949;
social studies and English teacher, Ramapo Central School District, Suffern, New York, 1957-1962;
instructor Teachers College,, Columbia University, New York City, 1963-1968;
assistant professor of history and education, Columbia University, New York City, 1968-1969;
associate professor of history and education, Columbia University, New York City, 1970-1978;
professor of history and education, Columbia University, New York City, since 1978;
professor department history Graduate School Arts and Science, Columbia University, since 1983. Consultant numerous school districts and teacher institutions, 1974-1988, American Indian Center, Newberry Library, Chicago, 1977-1978, National Institute Education, Washington, 1977, New York Council for the Humanities, 1983-1985. Member of advisory board Education for Democracy Project, since 1986.
Member Bradley Commision on History in Schools, since 1987, National Commision on Social Studies, since 1987, Framework Committee of Civitas: AFramework for Civic Education, since 1988.
(Book by Hertzberg, Hazel W.)
Executive secretary India Famine Emergency Committee, New York City, 1946. Co-founder Ramapo League of Women Voters, 1952. Member Social Science Education Consortium (board directors 1974-1977), Conference on Iroquois Research (planning committee 1978), Organization American Historians (planning committee 1981), American History Association, National Council for Social Studies (archives committee).
Married Sidney Hertzberg, August 25, 1941 (deceased). Children: Hendrik, Katrina.