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

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with advanced degrees in fields relevant to immigration. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to immigration.
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:
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