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archaeologist , religion educator

Ralph Walter Doermann, American religion educator, archaeologist. James B. Duke fellow Duke University, 1960-1961, J.A. Montgomery fellow American Schools of Oriental Research, 1969, National Endowment of the Humanities fellow, 1985; recipient Schiotz award Aid Association for Luths., 1984.

Background

Doermann, Ralph Walter was born on June 25, 1930 in Kodaikanal, South India. Came to the United States, 1948. Son of Carl Martin and Cora Charlotte (Knupke) Doermann.

Education

Bachelor, Capital University, 1952. Bachelor of Divinity, Lutheran Theological Seminary, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, Duke University, 1961.

Career

Pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church, Albert Lea, Minnesota, 1961-1963; assistant professor O.T., Lutheran Theological Seminary, Columbus, Ohio., 1963-1964; associate professor, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Columbus, 1964-1972; professor, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Columbus, 1972-1978; professor O.T. and Archaeology, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio., since 1978. Annual professor Albright Institute Archaeol. Research, Jerusalem, 1977, 84.

Member excavation staff Expedition to Tell el-Hesi, Israel, 1970-1983. Field supervisor Idalion (Cyprus) Excavations, 1972, 74.

Membership

Member Columbus Open Housing Association, 1966-1970, Ohio Civil Rights Education Commission, Columbus, 1968-1971. Board directors Tell el-Hesi, since 1975. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1952-1954.

Member Society Biblical Literature, Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society (president 1986-1987).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, photography, gardening.

Connections

Married Laurel Diane Ackermann, June 13, 1953. Children: Roger James, Gail Marie, Richard Carl, William Frederick.

father:
Carl Martin Doermann

mother:
Cora Charlotte (Knupke) Doermann

spouse:
Laurel Diane Ackermann

child:
Richard Carl Doermann

child:
Roger James Doermann

child:
William Frederick Doermann

child:
Gail Marie Doermann