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history professor , Minister , writer

Paul Luther Maier, American history professor, minister, writer. Recipient Gold Medallion Book award ECPA, 1989, Distinguished Faculty Scholar Western Michigan University, 1981, Alumni award teaching excellence, 1974; named Outstanding Educator in American, 1974-1975, Professor of Year Council for Advancement and Support of Education, 1984, citation Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, 1985. Member Phi Beta Kappa.


Maier, Paul Luther was born on May 31, 1930 in St. Louis. Son of Walter A. and Hulda (Eickhoff) Maier.


Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1954. Master of Divinity, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, 1955. Postgraduate, University Heidelberg, Federal Republic Germany.

Doctor of Philosophy summa cum laude, University Basel, Switzerland, 1957. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, 1995. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Concordia University, Irvine, 2007.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Concordia University, Ann Arbor, 2000.


Campus chaplain, 1958—1999. Professor ancient history Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, since 1960. Lecturer in field.



Member Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Joan M. Ludtke, 1967. Children: Laura Ann, Julie Joan, Krista Lynn, Katherine Marie.

Walter A. Maier

Hulda (Eickhoff) Maier

Joan M. Ludtke

Laura Ann Maier

Julie Joan Maier

Krista Lynn Maier

Katherine Marie Maier