Title: Historian And Distinguished Professor Of History
Company: University of Texas
Location: Austin, Texas, United States
Roger Louis, historian and distinguished professor of history at the University of Texas, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in academia.
Across more than five decades, Mr. Louis has established himself as a globally recognized historian and educator, contributing his expertise across esteemed academic institutions and platforms. His educational journey began with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oklahoma in 1959, followed by a Master of Arts from Harvard University in 1960, and a Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford University in 1962, where his passion for the history of the British Empire ignited. He embarked on his career as an assistant professor of history at Yale University, later transitioning to an associate professor before becoming a professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin in 1970—a tenure now spanning over 50 years. During his illustrious career, he earned an honorary Doctor of Letters from Oxford University in 1979 and a Doctor of Philosophy from Westminster College in 1998.
Mr. Louis has been integral to the University of Texas at Austin, holding distinguished positions, including the Kerr Chair of English History and Culture since 1985 and a Distinguished Teaching Professor since 1998. Beyond academia, his intellectual contributions extended globally, delivering lectures at prestigious institutions such as the University of Oxford, London School of Economics, and University of Ohio. His engagements included roles on the U.S. State Department Historical Advisory Committee and as the founding director of the National History Center from 2001 to 2013. Simultaneously, Mr. Louis showcased his prolific literary prowess, penning numerous publications spanning decades, including “Germany’s Lost Colonies,” “The Congo Reform Movement,” and “British Strategy in the Far East, 1919-1939.”
A luminary in academia, Mr. Louis’s contributions have been multi-faceted. He spearheaded and contributed to essential academic texts, serving as editor-in-chief of “The Oxford History of the British Empire,” and authoring works such as “In the Name of the God Go! Leo Amery and the British Empire in the Age of Churchill” and “A Revolutionary Year: The Middle East in 1958.” His contributions were recognized with prestigious accolades, including being named Professor of the Year at the University of Texas in 2009 and earning esteemed fellowships and chairs at various institutions. Engaged with numerous historical and scholarly organizations, Mr. Louis’s commitment to academia remains unwavering, enriching the field of history for over five decades. His commitment to history is only matched by his devotion to family; he relishes cherished moments with his wife and their two children.
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