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Religious studies educator

Manfred Otto Meitzen, Religious studies educator.


Meitzen, Manfred Otto was born on December 12, 1930 in Houston, Texas, United States. Son of Otto Hugo and Laura Emma (Munsch) Meitzen.


Bachelor, Rice University, 1952. Master of Divinity, Wartburg Seminary, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1961.


Associate professor religious studies, Rocky Mountain College, Billings, Montana, 1961-1965; associate professor religious studies, department chairman, West Virginia University, Morgantown, 1965-1970; professor, chairman religious studies, West Virginia University, Morgantown, since 1970; professor clinical psychiatry Medical School, West Virginia University, Morgantown, since 1991; chairman program humanities College Arts and Sciences, West Virginia University, Morgantown, 1972-1977; member senate, West Virginia University, Morgantown, 1968-1982, 84-. Visiting scholar Christ Church College, Oxford (England) University, 1973. Columnist Morgantown Dominion-Post, 1975-1976, 80-89.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals and chapters to books.


Member American Guild Organists, American Academy Religion, West Virginia Association for Humanities (president 1976-1977), Harvard Alumni Association, University Professors for Academy Order (national 1st vice president 1977-1979, national president 1979, director since 1974, national secretary-treasurer 1986-1991), associate member Second Marine Division Association, National Association Scholars, American Rifle Association, Rice University Alumni Association, Harvard Foundation for Advanced Study and Research, Delta Phi Alpha.


Married Fredrica Haden Kilmer, May 16, 1970.

Otto Hugo Meitzen

Laura Emma (Munsch) Meitzen

Fredrica Haden Kilmer