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educator , historian , university administrator

Robert Geran Landen, American historian, educator, university administrator. American Council Learned Socs. fellow, 1965-1966, Comparative Studies Center Faculty fellow, 1965-1966, Malone fellow, 1988. Served with Army of the United States, 1953-1955. Fellow Middle East Studies Association of N. American; member Theta Delta Chi, PhiKappa Phi.

Background

Landen, Robert Geran was born on July 13, 1930 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Harry James and Evelyn Gertrude (Geran) Landen.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, College of William and Mary, 1952;Master of Arts, University of Michigan, 1953;A.M., Princeton University, 1958;Doctor of Philosophy (Ford Foundation fellow), Princeton University, 1961.

Career

Assistant professor social science, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1959-1960;assistant professor near eastern studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1960-1961;assistant professor of history, Dartmouth, Hanover, N.H., 1961-1966;assistant dean of freshmen, Dartmouth, 1963-1964;associate professor of history, Dartmouth, 1966-1967;professor, head department history, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, 1967-1969;professor of history, University of Southern California, Columbia, 1969-1975;associate vice provost, University of Southern California, 1971-1972;associate provost, University of Southern California, 1972-1973;dean, University of Southern California (College of Social and Behavioral Sciences), 1972-1975;professor of history, University Texas at Arlington, 1975-1977;dean, University Texas at Arlington (College Liberal Arts), 1975-1977;professor of history, U. Tennessee, Knoxville, 1977-1986;dean, College Liberal Arts, 1977-1985;professor of history, vice president academic affairs, provost, U. Montevallo, 1986-1988;professor of history and humanities, director programs in the humanities, Virginia Poly Institute and State University, Blacksburg, 1988-1995;professor emeritus history and humanities, Virginia Poly Institute and State University, Blacksburg, since 1995.

Works

Membership

Served with Army of the United States, 1953-1955. Fellow Middle East Studies Association of N. American. Member Theta Delta Chi, Phi Kappa Phi.

Connections

Married Patricia Kizzia, July 19, 1958. Children– Michael Geran, Robert Kizzia, Jill Arnett, Amy Patricia.

father:
Harry James Landen

mother:
Evelyn Gertrude (Geran) Landen

spouse:
Patricia Kizzia

children:
Michael Geran Landen

Robert Kizzia Landen

Jill Arnett Landen

Amy Patricia Landen