Title: Professor Emeritus, Historian
Company: York University
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Benjamin David Lowinsky, Professor Emeritus and Historian at York University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for his dedication, achievements, and leadership in his profession and fields of concentration.
Dr. Lowinsky is a longtime fellow of McLaughlin College and faculty member in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies who has taught history, social science and, in particular, social and political thought, and writing for numerous years at York University where he has also made the sharpening of critical skills in thinking, reading, and writing an important part of his pedagogy and research. His teaching spans causes and movements and a variety of ideas, ideologies, and eclectic and interdisciplinary as well as historical and historiographical approaches and perspectives. It also probes deeply beneath the surface of history and social science to arrive at profoundly critical and incisive observations and analyses of our modern times and conditions. An expert in American and German history and politics and U.S. foreign policy, especially with respect to Germany, he continues to study and research not only American-German relations before and after Trump’s ascent to the Presidency of the U.S., but also the intensification and globalization of computer/digital technology and their impact upon our lives and institutions.
While Dr. Lowinsky is a professor emeritus of York University, he still enjoys teaching students on a part-time basis, as well as conducting research and writing. He became involved in his profession because he thought history was an important discipline to acquire knowledge about and insight into the world in which we live, as it addresses all the aspects of other fields we take for granted. Coming from an academic family, he was immersed in political and intellectual discourse and thought, which also had a great impact on his desire to study the field as an adult. Indeed, Dr. Lowinsky has been a part of many enthusiastic discussions and debates about politics, history, culture and current events at the dinner table, making him much more interested in history and what we can achieve as human beings than before.
It is thus that Dr. Lowinsky prepared accordingly for a career in academia. Over many years, he earned a B.A. in History from the University of Chicago, a B.Ed. in Education from the University of Toronto, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in History from York University. He also spent time abroad, absorbing and working within a diversity of cultures and languages, as well as studying German and political science at Goethe University in Germany. This rigorous, dynamic, and internationally enriching academic background and experience, reinforced by his linguistic proficiency, enabled him not only to deliver a full panoply of public lectures and talks at and outside of York University, including those given at academic conferences, but also to engage in relevant and meaningful intellectual dissemination, research and criticism. Just recently in 2018, Dr. Lowinsky had the honor of receiving the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award granted by Marquis Who’s Who which, at the same time, endorsed him as a leader in the fields of history and higher education.
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