Richard F. Hamilton, PhD

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Title: Professor
Company: The Ohio State University
Location: Columbus, Ohio, United States

Richard Hamilton, Professor at The Ohio State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in sociology and political science education.

Dr. Hamilton started his higher education at the University of Michigan, where he studied from 1947 to 1948. He transferred to the University of Chicago and earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1950. He continued at Columbia University, earning a Master of Arts in 1953, and enlisted in the United States Army in 1954. After his honorable discharge in 1956, he started as an instructor at Skidmore College. Dr. Hamilton transitioned to a role at Harpur College in 1959, and in 1963, he finished his higher education, earning a PhD from Columbia University.

The following year, Dr. Hamilton started as an assistant professor at Princeton University. After several years, he accepted a position as an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin in 1966, rising to the rank of full professor before his departure at 1970. From 1970 to 1986, he worked as a professor for McGill University, and started at The Ohio State University (OSU), where he remains to this day. Over the course of his career, Dr. Hamilton has authored several published works, including “Affluence and the French Worker in the Fourth Republic” in 1967, “Class and Politics in the United States” in 1972, “Who Voted for Hitler?” in 1982, and “The Bourgeois Epoch” in 1991, among many more.

Dr. Hamilton has been recognized with myriad awards and honors throughout his educational career. He received several grants from the Research Foundation of the State University of New York, Columbia University, and Princeton University. He received additional grants from the Social Science Research Council, the National Science Foundation, McGill University, and OSU, among others, and was awarded the Distinguished Scholar Award from OSU in 1993. Between 1997 and 2006, he was part of multiple projects with the Mershon Center.

As a specialist in political sociology, historical sociology, social theory, and social stratification, Dr. Hamilton has been an active researcher in his field for decades. Currently, his research areas include political and social change in the United States, Canada, Britain, France, and Germany. He has been a member of the Council for European Studies, and the council for the Inter-Universal Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dr. Hamilton’s stature, body of work, success, and experience as an educator solidify him as an elite sociologist, political scientist, and educator.

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