Samuel Zundel Klausner, Ph.D.

Title: Professor Emeritus of Sociology
Company: University of Pennsylvania
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Samuel Zundel Klausner, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in sociology and higher education.

Drawing upon 45 years of professional experience, Dr. Klausner is a celebrated sociology educator who most recently served as a professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania from 1970 to 1996, when he reached emeritus status. While pursuing this role, he was chairman of the Graduate Group in Sociology, instructor of psychology at Hebrew University in Israel, chairman for undergraduate studies in the department of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, and the director of the Center for Research on the Acts of Man between 1971 and 1985. Prior to these positions, he was an associate professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, a lecturer on religion and psychiatry at the Union Theological Seminary, and a lecturer of sociology at Columbia University. He commenced his career as a lecturer of education at The City College of New York in 1951.

To prepare for his career, Dr. Klausner pursued formal education at New York University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics in 1947. He subsequently attended Columbia University, receiving a Master of Arts and Doctor of Education in psychology in 1951 and 1952, respectively. After gaining experience in the field, Dr. Klausner returned to Columbia University and obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in sociology in 1963. He is a certified psychologist in New York City and Washington, DC.

As a testament to his professional success, Dr. Klausner has accrued numerous accolades, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry in 1991. In addition, he was listed in the Encyclopedia of Religion and Society in 1998, received a Marshall Sklare Lectureship in 1996, and received a Fulbright Scholarship to Egypt in 1983. Named an H. Paul Douglass Lecturer by the Religious Research Association in 1963, he was also a Ford Foundation Area Research Fellow from 1952 to 1953 and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Married to Roberta G. Sands since 1992, Dr. Klausner is the proud father of four children, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He has been listed in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education and Who’s Who in the East. However, he is most proud of his role as an air navigator with the Israel Air Force and the United States Army Air Forces in the 1940s.

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