Last updated on: 12/7/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Roger Daniels, PhD Biography

Title:
Charles Phelps Taft Professor Emeritus of History of Modern United States, Immigration, and Asian Americans at the University of Cincinnati
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“In the final analysis, IRCA was not ‘reform legislation’ in either the original or the contemporary meaning of the term. Nor was it, as has been claimed, a measure that would reduce immigration. It was clearly a failure administratively, but in human terms, it gave some 3 million human beings [unauthorized aliens] a better chance for a successful life.”

Guarding the Golden Door, 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Charles Phelps Taft Professor Emeritus, History of Modern United States, Immigration, and Asian Americans, University of Cincinnati, 1976 – 2003
  • Historical Advisor, PBS film series “Becoming American: The Chinese Experience,” March, 2003
  • PhD Mentoring Award, University of Cincinnati, July 8, 2002
  • Primary Historical Consultant, Presidential Commission on the Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians, 1981 – 1983
  • Fulbright Chair of North American Studies, Calgary University
  • Visiting Professor, University of Utah
  • Visiting Professor, University of Alaska
  • Visiting Professor, University of Toronto
  • Fulbright Professor, University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Eric Voegelin Chair, University of Munich, Germany
  • Professor, University of Innsbruck, Germany
  • Professor, Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
  • President, Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
  • President, Immigration History Society
  • Executive Board, Organization of American Historians
  • Member, History Planning Committee of The Immigration Museum on Ellis Island
Education:
  • PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 1961
Other:
  • None found