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Vincent Vinikas

educator , historian

Vincent Vinikas, American historian, educator. Recipient Research award, University Arkansas, 1984, 1996; President's fellow, Columbia University, 1974-1975.

Background

Vinikas, Vincent was born on March 29, 1951 in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Matthias Vytautas Vinikas and Eva Aldona Damarodas.

Education

Bachelor magna cum laude, Pennsylvania State University, 1972. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1983.

Career

Assistant professor University Arkansas, Little Rock, 1983—1989, associate professor, 1989—1998, professor, since 1998. Institute fellow National Endowment of the Humanities, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1984. Conferee Newberry Library., Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1985.

Institute fellow National Endowment of the Humanities, University North Carolina, 1993. Visiting professor Karl Franzens University, Graz, Styria, Austria, 1994. Institute fellow National Endowment of the Humanities, Columbia University, New York, 1998.

Referee/consultant St. Martin's Press, Prentice-Hall, McGraw-Hill, Houghton-Mifflin, Wadsworth.

Works

  • Author: (monograph) Soft Soap Hard Sell: American Hygiene in an Age of Advertisement. Reviewer: American History Review, Journal Southern History, Journal Social History, Journal Economic History, The Historian, Technology and Culture, Arkansas History Quarterly, Journal American History. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Conferee Sandage Symposium, University Ill, 2000.

Membership

Member American Civil Liberties Union, Gurdjieff Foundation of Arkansas, Little Rock. Member of American History Association, Arkansas Association of College History Teachers (Biennial Essay Award 1993), Phi Alpha Theta (advisor Iota Zeta chapter), Phi Kappa Phi (executive board chapter 134 1989-1992), Phi Beta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Boating, bridge.

Connections

father:
Matthias Vytautas Vinikas

mother:
Eva Aldona Damarodas