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educator , historian

John Thorndike Alexander, American historian, educator. Recipient Balfour Jeffrey Higuchi Endowment Research Achievement award, 1992. Member American Association for Advancement Slavic Studies, British Study Group on 18th Century Russia, Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (annual senior scholar award 2001).

Background

Alexander, John Thorndike was born on January 18, 1940 in Cooperstown, New York, United States. Son of Edward Porter and Alice Wagner (Bolton) Alexander.

Education

Bachelor, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1961. Certified regional specialization Russian Institute, Indiana University, 1963. Master of Arts, Indiana University, 1963.

Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, 1966.

Career

Assistant professor, U. Kansas, Lawrence, 1966-1970; associate professor, U. Kansas, Lawrence, 1970-1974; professor of history, U. Kansas, Lawrence, since 1974. Fellow Inter-University Committee on Travel Grants, 1964-1965, International Researchand Exchanges Board, 1971, 75, 96.

Works

Membership

Member American Association for Advancement Slavic Studies, British Study Group on 18th Century Russia, Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (annual senior scholar award 2001).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: sports.

Connections

Married Maria Kovalak Hreha, June 13, 1964. Children— Michal Porter, Darya Ann.

father:
Edward Porter Alexander

mother:
Alice Wagner (Bolton) Alexander

spouse:
Maria Kovalak Hreha

children:
Darya Ann Alexander

Michal Porter Alexander