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educator , historian

Keith Arnold Hitchins, American historian, educator. Recipient National Order for Merit, President Romania, 2000. Member of Romanian Academy (honorary).


Hitchins, Keith Arnold was born on April 2, 1931 in Schenectady, New York, United States. Son of Henry Arnold Hitchins and Lillian Mary Turrian.


AB, Union College, Schenectady, New York, 1952. AM, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1953. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1964.

Doctor (honorary), University Cluj, Romania, 1991. Doctor (honorary), University Sibiu, Romania, 1993. Doctor (honorary), University Alba Iulia, Romania, 2001.

Doctor (honorary), University Targu Mures, 2005.


Instructor, assistant professor History Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1958—1965. Assistant professor History Rice University, Houston, 1965—1967. Associate professor, professor History University Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, since 1967.

Consultant Council for International Exchange Scholars, 1970—1979. Consultant Joint committee on Eastern Europe American Council of Learned Societies and Social Science Research Council, 1982—1989.



Member of Romanian Academy (honorary).


Henry Arnold Hitchins

Lillian Mary Turrian