William J. Schoenl, PhD

William Schoenl-History-Professor

Title: History Professor
Company: Michigan State University
Location: East Lansing, Michigan, United States

William J. Schoenl, PhD,  Professor Emeritus at Michigan State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the Humanities.

Dr. Schoenl taught since 1968 with Michigan State, first in the humanities for 21 years, then in the topic of history since 1989. He is the author of such works as “Intellectual Crisis in English Catholicism,” and editor of “Major Issues in the Life and Work of C. G. Jung” and “New Perspectives on the Vietnam War.” In recent years, he published “Jung’s Evolving Views of Nazi Germany” in 2016 and a reissue of “Intellectual Crisis in English Catholicism” in 2017. Dr. Schoenl is also a philanthropist and co-founder of the Microlending Chickens Project in Thika, Kenya, which launched in 2016 to help in need families. He co-founded the Engineering College Dire Needs Overseas Grants in providing undergraduate grants since 2013, and in 2017 he is continuing his work with charities such as the Salvation Army and Macheo US/Kenya.

Originally from Buffalo, New York, Dr. Schoenl studied mathematics at Canisius College and earned an MA and PhD in history from Columbia University. He was a member of the American History Association and the Center of Jung Studies in Detroit, where he was a trustee for three years. Dr. Schoenl’s work has been supported by grant funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, and a 1993 Global Competence Grant from Michigan State University. He has appeared in numerous volumes of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the Midwest, and Who’s Who in the World, as well as the 8th and 7th editions of Who’s Who in American Education.

Dr. Schoenl is a recipient of an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and has been involved with charitable activities for many years. As a member of the Kiwanis Club Okemos, he chaired the International Iodine Deficiency Disorders Project from 1994 to 1998, and has worked with Canisius College Honors International Programs. Dr. Schoenl founded the Meridian Non-Traditional High School Scholarship as well as the Michigan State University Honors College Dire Needs overseas grant program.

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