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History educator

Irwin H. Polishook, American history educator. Recipient Distinguished Service citation Borough of Manhattan Community College, 1979, President's medal City University Graduate Center, 1981; President's medal John Jay College Criminal Justice, 1990.


Polishook, Irwin H. was born on March 5, 1935 in New York City.


Bachelor, City University of New York, 1956. Master of Arts, Brown University, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy in History, Northwestern University, 1961.


History educator, Lehman College CUNY, since 1967;chair history department, Lehman College CUNY, 1967-1970;president of Professional Staff Congress, Lehman College CUNY, since 1976.


  • Other Work

    • Author scholarly books. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Vice president American Federation Teachers/American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, chairman national advisory commission higher education. Member executive committee, board directors New York State United Teachers. Vice chairman steering subcommittee Municipal Labor Committee.

Delegate Center Labor Council New York City. Delegate state convention American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, member public employees department. Member New York State Board Regents Bicentennial Commission, 1984-1985.

Commissioner task force on teaching profession, 1988.