Last updated on: 8/19/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Ronald T. Takaki, PhD Biography

Title:
Former Professor Emeritus of Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley
Position:
None Found to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of July 28, 2009

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor Emeritus, Ethnic Studies, University of California at Berkeley, 2000-2009
  • Professor, Ethnic Studies, University of California at Berkeley, 1972-2000
  • Recipient, Distinguished Messenger Lectureship Award, Cornell University, 1993
  • Recipient, Goldwin Smith University Lectureship Award, Cornell University, 1988
  • Recipient, Distinguished Teaching Award, University of California at Berkeley, 1981
  • Chair, Ethnic Studies Department, University of California at Berkeley, 1975-1977
  • Professor, African-American History, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), 1967-1970
  • Former Fellow, Society of American Historians
  • Recipient of honorary doctorates from Wheelock College, the College of Wooster, Macalester College, Northeastern University, the University of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts College of Art, and Whitman College
  • Appeared on national television on the NBC Today Show, ABC This Week with David Brinkley, CNN International Hour and Cross Fire, and the PBS Jim Lehrer Newshour
  • Established the UC Berkeley’s PhD program in Ethnic Studies, the first of its kind in the US
Education:
  • PhD, History, University of California at Berkeley, 1967
  • MA, History, University of California at Berkeley, 1962
  • BA, History, College of Wooster, 1961
Other:
  • Died in Berkeley, CA on May 26, 2009
  • Born in Honolulu, HI on Apr. 12, 1939
  • Nicknamed “Ten-toes Takaki” for being a “fearless” Hawaiian surfer