Title: Audre and Bernard Rapoport Regents Chair of Jewish Studies, Professor of History and American Studies
Company: Department of History, The University of Texas
Location: Austin, Texas, United States
Robert Henry Abzug, PhD, Audre and Bernard Rapoport Regents Chair of Jewish Studies and Professor of History and American Studies at The University of Texas, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the fields of history and higher education.
With more than 40 years of professional experience in his fields of expertise, Dr. Abzug has served as the Audre and Bernard Rapoport Regents Chair in Jewish Studies at the University of Texas since 2011. In addition, he has been a professor of history and American studies since 1990, where he teaches courses on the history of psychotherapy, religion, and psychology in American culture, as well as the Holocaust. Specifically, Dr. Abzug’s research interests include the development of social and moral consciousness in American culture as it relates to social reform, religion, and the collaboration of religion and psychology in modern-day culture.
Passionate about history from a young age, Dr. Abzug received a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Harvard University in 1967 and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1977. He has been on the advisory board of the Israel Studies Institute since 2012, and a member of the education committee of the Holocaust Museum in Houston, TX, since 2008, as well as the Rollo May scholarship committee at Saybook Institute since 2003.
A prolific writer, Dr. Abzug is the author of “The Spiritual Odyssey of Rollo May,” the first biography of the renowned psychotherapist Rollo May, due for publication in Fall 2018. In recognition of his exceptional accomplishments, he won the Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit from the National Academic Advising Association in 2015, the Eyes of Texas Award in 1996, a Centennial Teaching Fellowship from the Friar Society in 1988 and 1989, and was named Professor of the Year by the Liberal Arts Council in 1987.
Attributing his success to his family, Dr. Abzug has been selected for inclusion into the fifth edition of Who’s Who in American Education and the 24th and 25th editions of Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.