Robert King

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: University of Texas
Location: Austin, Texas, United States

Robert King, Professor Emeritus of the University of Texas, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in history and language.

With more than 50 years of professional experience, Dr. King has been professor emeritus of the University of Texas since 2011. Prior to his retirement, he was a professor with the school from 1973 to 2011, chair of linguistics from 1994 to 1999, Audre and Bernard Rapoport Chair of Jewish studies from 1984 to 2011, interim dean from 1991 to 1993, dean from 1974 to 1989, associate professor from 1969 to 1973, and assistant professor from 1965 to 1969. Earlier in his career, he was a linguistic fieldworker in 1962 and a mathematician with IBM from 1959 to 1960.

Dr. King began his career at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in 1959. He subsequently served with the US Army Reserve from 1959 to 1963. He then joined the University of Wisconsin, completing a Master of Arts in 1962. He continued his studies with the school, earning a PhD in 1965. Dr. King went to Germany to study abroad. Initially he wanted to work in mathematics, but he realized he was more interested in history, language, and literature. Dr. King became a linguist and history instructor and his areas of interest remain in Jewish history and the history of India.

A respected voice in his areas of interest, Dr. King has been affiliated with a number of professional organizations. He is a member of the Institute of German Speakers, the Linguistic Society of America, the Association of Asian Studies, and the Indian International Center. He has been featured in a number of honors publications, including multiple editions of Who’s Who in America and Who’s who in the South and Southwest. A highlight of Dr. King’s career is founding the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas. He helped to raise over $100 million for the school.

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