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educator , historian

Joan Ellen Meznar, American historian, educator. Recipient Excellence in Teaching, Mortar Board Society, 1991, 1992; fellow, Center for Latin American Studies, University Chicago, 1999, National Endowment for Humanities, 2003, 2005; Fulbright scholar, 1993.


Meznar, Joan Ellen was born on June 12, 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Leonard Marvin and Dona Ruth Meznar.


Bachelor, Bryan College, Dayton, Tennessee, 1976—1978. Master of Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1978—1980. Doctor of Philosophy, University Texas, Austin, 1980—1986.


Assistant professor, latin american studies Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, 1986—1989. Assistant professor, history University South Carolina, Columbia, 1989—1995. Associate professor, history Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California, 1995—1999.

Assistant professor, history Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, 1999—2001, associate professor, history, 2001—2005, professor history, since 2005.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Contributing editor: (handbook) Handbook of Latin American Studies, Library. Congress, since 1994.


Member of Association Confraternity Studies, New England Council on Latin American Studies, Southeastern Council on Latin American Studies, American History Association, Renaissance Society of America.


Married Kenneth Veld Gouwens, May 11, 1996.

Leonard Marvin

Dona Ruth Meznar

Kenneth Veld Gouwens