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Interview Of George B. Stow, Ph.D., George B. Stow Ph.D., Ashley Maurer Apr 2015

Interview Of George B. Stow, Ph.D., George B. Stow Ph.D., Ashley Maurer

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Dr. George B. Stow is the initial and continuing Graduate History Program Director at La Salle University since its inception in 2004. Dr. Stow received his B.A. in Classics from Lehigh University, his M.A. in History from The University of Southern California and his Ph.D. in History from the University of Illinois in 1972. Dr. Stow specializes in English medieval history and his doctoral dissertation Historia Vitae et Regni Ricardi Secundi: A Critical Edition is dedicated to King Richard II of England. In recent years, Dr. Stow has presented papers at the International Congress on Medieval Studies ...


Interview Of Diana Regan, M.A., Diana Regan M.A., Melissa Nichols Apr 2015

Interview Of Diana Regan, M.A., Diana Regan M.A., Melissa Nichols

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Diana Regan was born in Philadelphia, on an undisclosed date, and grew up in Bryn Mawr, where she has spent her entire life with the exception of a brief time in the 1960s when she lived in New York City. Her father had his own business distributing home heating fuel oil, and her mother worked with him. She had one brother who is now deceased. Regan attended St. Thomas Aquinas elementary school in South Philadelphia, followed by high school at Mater Misericordiae Academy (now Merion Mercy Academy) in Merion, Pennsylvania. In pursuing her higher education, Regan first attended Immaculata College ...


Interview Of John Lukacs, Ph.D., John Lukacs Ph.D., Leo Wong Apr 2013

Interview Of John Lukacs, Ph.D., John Lukacs Ph.D., Leo Wong

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John Lukacs was born in 1924 in Budapest Hungary. He grew up in a middle class family raised by a Roman Catholic Father, and a Jewish mother. While he received most of his education in Hungary, he went to high school in Great Britain during his teenage years. During the Second World War, he was drafted into a forced labor battalion for much of the war. When German troops occupied Hungary in late 1944, he had to avoid getting sent to death camps by avoiding German patrols. In addition, he had to avoid being caught in the crossfire during the ...


Interview Of Finn Hornum, Finn Hornum, Michael Laskowski Apr 2013

Interview Of Finn Hornum, Finn Hornum, Michael Laskowski

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Finn Hornum was born in 1932 in Copenhagen, Denmark. His father was a businessman and his mother a homemaker and civil servant. He attended the University of Copenhagen. He moved to the United States in 1955 and graduated from Haverford College with a degree in Sociology. He enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Sociology and Criminology at the University of Pennsylvania and completed his coursework but not the dissertation thesis (ABD). He started teaching at La Salle University in 1967, was promoted to Assistant Professor, and served as Department Chair for many years. He retired in 2005.

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Interview Of John P. Rossi, Ph.D., John Patrick Rossi Ph.D., Kevin N. Bretz Apr 2013

Interview Of John P. Rossi, Ph.D., John Patrick Rossi Ph.D., Kevin N. Bretz

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This interview examines Dr. John Rossi’s life since his formal retirement in 2006. Major topics in the interview include Dr. Rossi’s publication of the La Salle history book, Living the Promise. Rossi details the archival experience, the research, drafts, and publication of the book. He also discusses the book’s reception at the school, as well as the community. Another major topic that was explored was Dr. Rossi’s travels and experience in Great Britain while he was researching his doctoral dissertation in the 1960s. Other topics include his analysis of history and his perspective on how technology ...


Interview Of Peter J. Finley, Ph.D., Peter J. Finley Ph.D., Meghan Bassett Apr 2013

Interview Of Peter J. Finley, Ph.D., Peter J. Finley Ph.D., Meghan Bassett

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Peter J. Finley Sr. was born an only child to parents John J. Finley and Margaret Francis Dunn in 1931, in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He grew up in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia. Peter attended St. Francis Xavier School for grade school, La Salle Prep School afterwards—located at 1240 North Broad Street at the time—and La Salle College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 1953. Peter’s connection to La Salle began early in his childhood; his father, John J. Finley, was in the College’s graduating class of 1924. Peter earned a master ...


Interview Of Frederick Van Fleteren, Ph.D., Frederick Van Fleteren Ph.D., Leo Wong Apr 2013

Interview Of Frederick Van Fleteren, Ph.D., Frederick Van Fleteren Ph.D., Leo Wong

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Frederick Van Fleteren was born in St. Clair Shores, Michigan in 1941. He was raised by two devout Catholic parents who valued his education. He went to Catholic grade schools and colleges in the United States, as well as two Irish universities when he was getting his PhD. in philosophy. His interest in philosophy would guide his academic and professional career from his undergraduate years to the present day where he is a Philosophy professor at La Salle University. From 1967 until 1978, he was an ordained priest with the Augustinians. He received his B.A. and M.A. from ...


Interview Of William F. Burns, Major General Usa, William F. Burns, Brian Carlson Mar 2011

Interview Of William F. Burns, Major General Usa, William F. Burns, Brian Carlson

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General Burns was enrolled in La Salle University's Army ROTC program. Burns was the first distinguished ROTC graduate in school history. He commissioned as a Field Artillery officer in 1954. From there, General Burns began his military career, which include, posts at: Fort Bragg, Fort Sill, United States Army War College, Princeton University and Germany. He retired in 1988 as a Major General in the United States Army. President Reagan nominated Gen Burns as the Director for Arms Control Agency in 1988. During this time he spent countless hours negotiating arms control with the Soviets for example, in Geneva ...


Interview Of William F. Burns, Major General Usa (Retired), William F. Burns, Anthony Delcollo Mar 2008

Interview Of William F. Burns, Major General Usa (Retired), William F. Burns, Anthony Delcollo

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Major General William F. Burns (b. 1932 in Scranton PA) grew up in a number of places during the time of the great depression and spent much of his childhood living in the greater Philadelphia area. General Burns attended middle school, high school, and college in Philadelphia. He attended La Salle College High School and La Salle College (now La Salle University), graduating from La Salle in 1954. He was part of the ROTC during college and joined the Army after graduation around the time that he married his wife to whom he is still married. General Burns went on ...


Interview Of Leo D. Rudnytzky, Ph.D., Leo D. Rudnytzky Ph.D., Meghan Mccormack Jan 2007

Interview Of Leo D. Rudnytzky, Ph.D., Leo D. Rudnytzky Ph.D., Meghan Mccormack

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In this oral history, we cover Dr. Rudnytzky’s life from his early childhood in Ukraine and Eastern Europe to his formative years in the United States. He provides a detailed account of his time as an undergraduate student at La Salle University. The interview then spans his graduate studies and early years of teaching at La Salle, along with the differences between his time here, at Ivy League schools, and at foreign institutions. The subject discusses his involvement in various ethnic and religious groups and his impact on La Salle by way of symposiums, speakers, and programs, which he ...


Interview Of Arthur Bangs, F.S.C., Ph.D., Arthur Bangs F.S.C., Ph.D., Caitlin Haug Jan 2007

Interview Of Arthur Bangs, F.S.C., Ph.D., Arthur Bangs F.S.C., Ph.D., Caitlin Haug

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This Interview was conducted in order to collect the oral history of Brother Arthur Bangs and his time spent as Brother of La Salle, which includes his time outside and within the campus of La Salle University. This interview was conducted in Brother Bangs' office in Olney Hall on the second floor at La Salle University. Brother Bangs was born in Philadelphia, where he went to West Catholic High School. He then furthered his education by joining the Brothers of La Salle upon graduation and entered as a student at La Salle College. After graduating from La Salle, Brother went ...


Interview Of Thomas Donaghy, Ph.D., Thomas Donaghy Ph.D., Craig Robinson Jan 2007

Interview Of Thomas Donaghy, Ph.D., Thomas Donaghy Ph.D., Craig Robinson

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Thomas Donaghy was born in 1928 in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania to Henry and Ann Donaghy. His father worked for Philadelphia Electric and his mother was a homemaker. He attended Catholic schools, including West Catholic High in Philadelphia, and committed to the Christian Brothers in 1946. Having received his B.A. in History at Catholic University in 1952, he taught at St. Francis Vocational School, Pittsburgh Central Catholic, and La Salle College High School. He completed his doctoral dissertation at Pittsburgh University on the history of the Manchester Railway. Hired to teach at La Salle College in the History Department, he ...


Interview Of Theopolis Fair, Ph.D., Theopolis Fair Ph.D., Matthew Witek Jan 2007

Interview Of Theopolis Fair, Ph.D., Theopolis Fair Ph.D., Matthew Witek

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Theopolis Fair taught Latin American and global history for many years in La Salle University's History Department. In 1963, Fair received his bachelor’s degree from Fisk University, where he became a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his master’s degree from Columbia University in 1965 and his Ph.D. in history from Temple University in 1972. He served in the Senate of the national Phi Beta Kappa organization. [abstract to be expanded]


Interview Of Geffrey Kelly, Ph.D., Std, Geffrey Kelly, Molly Murphy Jan 2006

Interview Of Geffrey Kelly, Ph.D., Std, Geffrey Kelly, Molly Murphy

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Dr. Kelly is a retired professor who continues to teach part-time for the Religion Department. He received his Ph.D. and STD (Doctor of Sacred Theology) from Catholic University in Louvain, Belgium. While he has published on various topics, his research and publications focus on the writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.


Interview Of George Stow, Ph.D., George Stow, Heather Mcgovern Jan 2006

Interview Of George Stow, Ph.D., George Stow, Heather Mcgovern

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At the time of the interview, George Stow was Professor of History and Director of the History Graduate Program at La Salle University. He received his Ph.D. in 1972 from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Classical and Medieval History and immediately began a tenure-track position at La Salle College.


Interview Of John P. Rossi, Ph.D., John Patrick Rossi, Gregg S. Pearson Jan 2006

Interview Of John P. Rossi, Ph.D., John Patrick Rossi, Gregg S. Pearson

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Dr. John Patrick Rossi was born in Philadelphia in 1936 to Gabriel (Al) and Muriel Rossi. He was raised by two aunts, an uncle, and his grandfather in lower Olney. He attended La Salle College High School, received his B. A. in history from La Salle College in 1958, his M. A. from Notre Dame in 1960, and his Ph.D. in History from the University of Pennsylvania in 1965. His dissertation was on the British Liberal Party from 1874 to 1880. He began teaching at La Salle College in 1962; was associate editor of "Four Quarters"; received the Lindback ...