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social historian , American studies educator

Nancy L. Struna, social historian, American studies educator. Named Distinguished scholar National Association Physical Education in Higher Education, 1993.


Struna, Nancy L. was born on May 24, 1950 in Painesville, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Edward A. and Betty J. (Hoffacker) Struna.


Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, University Maryland, 1979.


Social studies teacher The Andrews School, Willoughby, Ohio, 1972-1974. Graduate assistant University Maryland, College Park, 1974-1976. Teacher 1-8 grades St. Mark's Elementary, Adelphi, Maryland, 1976-1978.

Instructor University Maryland, College Park, 1978-1980. Assistant professor University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1980-1982. Professor department American Studies University Maryland, College Park, since 1982, acting chair, 2001, executive director university general education, 2002—2003.

Special assistant to president women's issues, 1998-2000, fellow Academy Affairs, 1998-1999, campus legislation liaison, 1999.



Chair President Commission on Women's Issues University Maryland, 1996—1998. Member Omohundro Institute for Early American History, Culture and Society. Fellow American Academy Kinesiology, North America Society Sport History (president 1995-1997), Organization American Historians, American History Association, American Studies Association, United States Capitol History Association, Maryland History Society (Lord Baltimore Research fellow, 2004-2005).


Edward A. Struna

Betty J. (Hoffacker) Struna