J. Roderick Stackelberg

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After ten years of teaching English, Social Studies, and German at the secondary level, Rod Stackelberg earned his PhD in history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1974. His fields of specialization are modern European social and intellectual history and German history. He taught at San Diego State University, the University of Oregon, and the University of South Dakota before coming to Gonzaga University in 1978. He served as the first director of Gonzaga's International Studies Program from 1981 to 1985. Dr. Stackelberg has published books and articles on National Socialism, Germanic ideology, and Nietzschean thought. He received the Burlington Northern Scholar of the Year award in 1989-90. In 1997 he was named the Robert K. and Ann J. Powers Professor of Humanities.  Dr. Stackelberg retired in June 2004 and was named Professor Emeritus of History.


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