The one thing I am sure of is that it won't be an appointment that flies through the Judiciary Committee and the Senate without some extremely contentious debateSenate fight expected over court nominee Apr 10, 2010
Who could have imagined 20 years ago, 15 years ago, the white guy in the race would be the afterthoughtEdwards overshadowed by rivals Jan 27, 2008
Robert Dallek (born May 16, 1934) is a prominent American historian specializing in American Presidents. He is a recently retired Professor of History at Boston University and has previously taught at Columbia University, UCLA, and Oxford. He has won the Bancroft Prize and numerous other awards for scholarship and teaching.
He attended the University of Illinois, graduating with a B.A. in history in June 1955. He then spent several years at Columbia University, earning an M.A. in February 1957, and a Ph.D. in June 1964. While working on his Ph.D., he taught classes as an Instructor of History at Columbia until 1964.
From 1964 until 1994 he advanced from Assistant to Full Professor of History at UCLA. By 1966, he was a Graduate Advisor in the department of History at UCLA and served in that position for two years. From 1972 to 1974, he served as Vice Chair of the UCLA Department of History. From 1981-1985, he was a Research Associate at the Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute. In 1993, he was a visiting professor at the California Institute of Technology and from 1994 to 1995 he was the Harmsworth Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford. In 1995 he was awarded an honorary M.A. by Oxford University for his work there. Since 1996 he has been a Visiting Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas and a Professor of History at Boston University.In 2004 and 2005, he was Montgomery Fellow and a visiting professor in the history and government departments at Dartmouth College. Since 2007, he has taught courses at Stanford University in Washington.