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History educator

Richard Polenberg, American history educator. Recipient Clark Distinguished Teaching award Cornell University, 1979, Silver Gavel award American Bar Association, 1988; grantee Science Society Research Council, American Council Learned Societies, 1970-1971; Fulbright visiting professor Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1988-1989.

Background

Polenberg, Richard was born on July 21, 1937 in New York City.

Education

Bachelor, Brooklyn College, 1958. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy in history, Columbia University, 1964.

Career

Lecturer history, Queens College, 1960-1961;lecturer history, Brooklyn College, 1961-1964;from instructor to assistant professor, Brooklyn College, 1964-1966;from assistant professor to professor, Cornell Univercity, Ithaca, New York, 1966-1986;Goldwin Smith professor American history, Cornell Univercity, Ithaca, New York, since 1986.

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Connections

Married, 1988; 1 child. 3 children from previous marriage.