Myron (Mike) J. Aronoff

Myron Aronoff

Title: Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Company: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Location: Haslett, Michigan, United States

Myron Aronoff, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in political science, anthropology, and Jewish studies.

Dr. Aronoff prepared for his career at Northwestern University, where he studied from 1958 to 1960. He continued his education at Miami University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1962, and transitioned to the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), where he earned a Master of Arts in political science. Continuing his academic pursuits at Manchester University, he earned a PhD in anthropology in 1969, and in 1976, he earned an additional PhD in political science from UCLA. Dr. Aronoff has contributed to many published works, including writing “The Spy Novels of John le Carre: Balancing Ethics and Politics” in 1999 and “Israeli Visions and Divisions” in 1989. He co-authored “Anthropology & Political Science: A Convergent Approach,” co-convened “Cultures of Democracy and Democratization: Israel, Eastern Europe and Beyond,” and has contributed various chapters to books. Mr. Aronoff is grateful for three major mentors in his career: David C. Rappaport, a political scientist at UCLA, Michael G. Smith, an anthropologist at UCLA, and Max Gluckman, a political anthropologist and professor at Manchester University who supervised Dr. Aronoff’s dissertation.

From 1969 to 1977, Dr. Aronoff worked as a lecturer and associate professor at Tel Aviv University in Israel. He returned to the United States and started his career as an associate professor at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, serving as the chairman of the department of political science in the Livingston College from 1979 to 1982. In 1981, Dr. Aronoff rose to the rank of full professor of political science, and in 1982, he became a professor in the graduate program of anthropology. Throughout his career at Rutgers, he held multiple administrative roles, including serving as chair of the department of political science from 1988 to 1991, and in 1999, he achieved the rank of distinguished professor. He served as a visiting professor to multiple institutions, including the University of Cape Town in South Africa and the University of Michigan. Dr. Aronoff served twice as a Fellow in Residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences and since 2007, Dr. Aronoff has held the designation of distinguished professor emeritus at Rutgers. He has been recognized with myriad awards, and is proudest of receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contribution to Israel Studies from the Association for Israel Studies in 2014. As a further testament to his success, experience, and stature, Dr. Aronoff has been featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in the East and Who’s Who in America.

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