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John Siemon Diekhoff

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John Siemon Diekhoff, American educator. Served from private to captain Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Rockefeller Foundation fellow humanities, 1948-1949.; Member Modern Language Association, Milton Society American (president 1957-1958), College English Association, National Council Teachers English, Theta Chi, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi.

Background

Diekhoff, John Siemon was born on October 23, 1905 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. Son of Tobias Johann Casjen and Julia Catherine (Schacht) Diekhoff.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1926, Master of Arts, 1927. Postgraduate University of Oxford, 1927-1928. Doctor of Philosophy., Western Reserve U., 1937.

Doctor of Humane Letters, Rutgers University, 1959.

Career

Instructor rhetoric University of Michigan, 1928-1929. Instructor English, Oberlin College, 1929-1940. Assistant associate Professor of English, Queens College, 1940-1951.

Director Center for Study Liberal Education, Chicago, 1951-1953. Professor education, director institutional research Hunter College, 1953-1956. Dean Cleveland College, Western Reserve U., 1956-1963.

Professor higher education University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1963-1965. Professor of English, associate dean faculty Western Reserve U., Cleveland, 1965-1967, acting dean Graduate School, 1967. Vice provost Case Western Reserve U., 1967-1970, professor emeritus, 1970-1976.

Visiting lecturer, professor, universities Louisville, Michigan, Chicago Research consultant board higher education, New York City, 1947, 50. Member of commission trends in education Modern Language Association, 1954-1957, member, chairman, 1965-1970. Consultant, staff associate New York state committee White House Conference Education, 1956.

Member governing board Center Study Liberal Education for Adults, 1956-1959. Member of commission colls. universities North Central Association, 1958-1965.

Works

  • Author: Milton on Himself, 1939. Milton’s Paradise Lost, A Commentary, 1946. Democracy’s College, 1950.

    The Domain of the Faculty, 1956. (with Marjorie B. Smiley) Prologue to Teaching, 1959. A Maske At Ludlow, 1968.

    (with Ida Long Rogers) Private Higher Education in Tennessee, 1970. Editorial board Prose Works of John Milton, 1948-1962, 65-76.

Membership

Served from private to captain Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Rockefeller Foundation fellow humanities, 1948-1949. Member Modern Language Association, Milton Society American (president 1957-1958), College English Association, National Council Teachers English, Theta Chi, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi.

Connections

Married Vera Ethel Johnston, December 20, 1929.

father:
Tobias Johann Casjen Diekhoff

mother:
Julia Catherine (Schacht) Diekhoff

spouse:
Vera Ethel Johnston