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Ronald Harold Fritze, American historian, educator. Member American History Association, Cambridge History Society, History Association, Past and Present Society, American Library Association, Library History Round Table, Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Conference on British Studies, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Museum.

Background

Fritze, Ronald Harold was born on December 8, 1951 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States. Son of Harold Albert and Mary Eleanor (Cordray) Fritze.

Education

Bachelor in History, Concordia College, 1974. Master of Arts in History, Louisiana State University, 1976. Master of Library Science, Louisiana State University, 1982.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Cambridge, England, 1982.

Career

Research associate department history, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1979-1980;research assistant catalog project, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1980;instructor western civilization, department history, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1981-1982;instructor American history, Houston Community College, 1983-1984;librarian reference/collection development history, political science, Rice U., Houston, 1982-1984;assistant professor of history, Lamar U., Beaumont, Texas, 1984-1989;associate professor, Lamar U., Beaumont, Texas, 1989-1995;professor, Lamar U., Beaumont, Texas, since 1995;University professor, Lamar U., Beaumont, Texas, since 1996. Secretary Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, since 1998.

Works

Religion

Fritze is the author of Invented Knowledge: False History, Fake Science and Pseudo-religions (2009) a book which critically examines the pseudohistoric claims of Martin Bernal's Black Athena, Erich von Däniken, Immanuel Velikovsky, Atlantis, Christian Identity, Nation of Islam and fringe related pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact theories.

Membership

Member American History Association, Cambridge History Society, History Association, Past and Present Society, American Library Association, Library History Round Table, Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Conference on British Studies, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Museum.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, movies, reading mysteries.

Connections

Married Twylia M. Hull.

father:
Harold Albert Fritze

mother:
Mary Eleanor (Cordray) Fritze

spouse:
Twylia M. Hull.