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historian , university administrator , educational consultant

William Henry Maehl, American historian, academic administrator, consultant. Fulbright fellow, 1955-1956; Leverhulme Research fellow, 1961-1962; grantee American Philosophical Society, 1961-1962, 67-68, 71, 76.


Maehl, William Henry was born on June 13, 1930 in Chicago Heights, Illinois, United States. Son of William Henry and Marvel Lillian (Carlson) Maehl.


Bachelor of Arts, University Minnesota, 1950;Master of Arts, University Minnesota, 1951;postgrad (Fulbright fellow), King's College, U. Durham, England, 1955-1956;Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1957;Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Fielding Institute, 1993.


Assistant professor, Montclair (New Jersey) State College, 1957-1958;assistant professor, Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland., 1958-1959;assistant professor, U. Oklahoma, Norman, 1959-1964;associate professor, U. Oklahoma, 1964-1970;Professor of English history, U. Oklahoma, 1970-1986;dean, College Liberal Studies, 1976-1986;vice provost for continuing education and public service, College Liberal Studies, 1979-1986;president, The Fielding Institute, Santa Barbara, California, 1987-1993;president emeritus, The Fielding Institute, Santa Barbara, California, since 1993. Principal investigator Project for a Nation of Lifelong Learners, RegentsColl., Albany, New York, 1994-1997. Visiting professor U. Nebraska, summer 1965.

Vis.fellow Wolfson College Oxford (England) University, spring 1975. Fellow Salzburg Seminar in American Studies, 1976.



Board of directors Alliance for Alternative Degree Programs, 1988-1990. Trustee Council for Adult and Experimental Learning, 1990-1994. Member county National Center for Adult Learning, since 1990.

Fellow Royal History Society, Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs. Member Conference on British Studies, Society for Study Labour History.


Married Audrey Mae Ellsworth, August 25, 1962. 1 child, Christine Amanda.

William Henry Maehl

Marvel Lillian (Carlson) Maehl

Audrey Mae Ellsworth

Christine Amanda Maehl