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educator , historian

Linda Kaufman Kerber, American historian, educator. Fellow Danforth Foundation, National Endowment of the Humanities, 1976, 83-84, 94, American Council Learned Societies, 1975, National Humanities Center, 1990-1991, Guggenheim Foundation, 1990-1991, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, 2003.


Kerber, Linda Kaufman was born on January 23, 1940 in New York City. Daughter of Harry Hagman and Dorothy (Haber) Kaufman.


AB cum laude, Barnard College, 1960. Master of Arts, New York University, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1968.

Doctor of Humane Letters, Grinnell College, 1992. Master of Arts (honorary), Oxford University, 2006.


Instructor, assistant professor of history, Stern College, Yeshiva U., New York City, 1963-1968;assistant professor of history, San Jose State College, (California)., 1969-1970;visiting assistant professor of history, Stanford University, (California)., 1970-1971;assistant professor of history, U. Iowa, Iowa City, 1971-1975;professor, U. Iowa, Iowa City, 1975-1985;May Brodbeck professor, U. Iowa, since 1985. Visiting professor University of Chicago, 1991-1992.



Member Organization American Historians (president 1996-1997), American History Association (president 2006), American Studies Association (president 1988), American Society for Legal History, Berkshire Conference Women Historians, Society of America Historians, Japan United States Friendship Commission, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association American Center, American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Philosophical Society.


Married Richard Kerber, June 5, 1960. Children: Ross Jeremy, Justin Seth.

Harry Hagman Kaufman

Dorothy (Haber) Kaufman

Richard Kerber

Ross Jeremy Kerber

Justin Seth Kerber