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Biology educator

Robert Earl Holtz, American biology educator. Named Professor of Year, Concordia Students, 1967, 72, 76, 77, Outstanding United States Educator, 1973; recipient Higher Education Educator of Year award St. Paul Rotary Club, 1992.


Holtz, Robert Earl was born on January 20, 1933 in Plato, Minnesota, United States. Son of Reuben J. and Bertha M. (Rolf) Holtz.


Associate of Arts, Concordia College, St. Paul, 1952. Bachelor of Science, Concordia College, Seward, Nebraska, 1955. Master of Arts, University Minnesota, 1965.

Doctor of Education, Highland University, 1974.


Director religious education Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Albany, New York, 1955-1956, principal, teacher, 1956-1962. Biology professor Concordia College, St. Paul, since 1962. Scientific consultant Minnesota Lutheran Schools, since 1972.

Adjunct professor Macalester College, St. Paul, 1969, University Minnesota, 1990, 91.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (manual) Environment Education Program Planning Guide, 1989. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Scout master, assistant Boy Scouts American, Troop 401, Roseville, Minnesota, 1970-1986. First vice president Minnesota Ornithologists Union, 1985, president, 1987-1988. Nature center task force Roseville (Minnesota) Community, 1988-1990.

Member National Audubon Society, Minnesota Ornithologists Union, National Association Biology Teachers (Minnesota representative 1985), National Wildlife Federation, Nature Conservancy, North American Association Environmental Education, Wilson Ornithological Society, Minnesota Association for Environmental Education.


  • Other Interests

    Birding, gardening, hiking, reading, travel.


Married Lois A Brakenhoff. Children: Debra, Joel, Timothy, Michael, Jon.

Reuben J. Holtz

Bertha M. (Rolf) Holtz

Lois A Brakenhoff

Debra Holtz

Joel Holtz

Timothy Holtz

Michael Holtz

Jon Holtz