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consultant , specialist , History educator

Joseph Frederick Zacek, American History educator, international studies consultant, East European culture and affairs specialist. With Military Intelligence, United States Army, 1954-1957. Member American History Association, American Association for Advancement Slavic Studies, Czechoslovak History Conference, Slovak Studies Association, Consortium on Revolutionary Europe, Association for Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Zacek, Joseph Frederick was born on December 18, 1930 in Stickney, Illinois, United States. Son of Joseph and Emilie (Dvorak) Zacek.

Education

Bachelor summa cum laude, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 1952; Master of Arts in History, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 1953; Doctor of Philosophy in History, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 1962; certified, Columbia University Institute on East Center Europe, 1962.

Career

Assistant professor of history, Occidental College, Los Angeles, 1962-1965; assistant professor, director Russian & East European Programs, University of California at Los Angeles, 1965-1968; associate professor, State University of New York at Albany, 1968-1971; director Russian & East European Programs, State University of New York at Albany, 1968-1977, 91-92; professor, State University of New York at Albany, since 1971; chair department history, State University of New York at Albany, 1974-1977. Member selection committee for East Europe International Research and Exch. Board, Princeton, New Jersey, 1978-1981.

National board consultant National Endowment for Humanities, Washington, since 1975. Visiting scholar International Research & Exchanges Board Comenius U., Bratislava, and Charles U., Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1973, Columbia University, 1977-1978, U. Ill, Champaign-Urbana, 1987.

Works

Membership

With Military Intelligence, United States Army, 1954-1957. Member American History Association, Association Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, Western Slavic Conference, Czechoslovak Studies Association, Slovak Studies Association, Consortium on Revolutionary Europe, Association for Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism, Phi Beta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, gardening, music.

Connections

Married Judith Ellen Cohen (divorced 1975). 1 child, Natalie Ann. Married Jane Perlberg Shapiro.

Stepchildren: Leslie Helen, Peter Carl.

father:
Joseph Zacek

mother:
Emilie (Dvorak) Zacek

spouses:
Jane Perlberg Shapiro

Judith Ellen Cohen

children:
Peter Carl Zacek

Natalie Ann Zacek

Leslie Helen Zacek