| Richard W. Lariviere|
| Chang-Lin Tien|
| March 15, 1937 (age 78)
Sioux Falls, South Dakota (1937-03-15) |
University of Illinois
University of Minnesota
Portland, Oregon, United States
The politics of the Prussian nobility
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Augustana University, University of Minnesota
Michael R. Gottfredson
William S. Livingston
Robert M. Berdahl Wikipedia
Robert Max "Bob" Berdahl (born March 15, 1937) is a retired administrator.
Born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Berdahl received a Bachelor of Arts from Augustana College in 1959. Additionally, he obtained a Master of Arts from the University of Illinois in 1961. He would later follow Dr. Otto Pflanze to the University of Minnesota where he received his doctorate in 1965, with a dissertation on the Prussian Conservative Party during German unification circa 1870.
Berdahl was an assistant professor of history at the University of Massachusetts from 1965 to 1967. From 1967 to 1986, Berdahl was a history professor at the University of Oregon. In addition to his duties as professor, he served as dean of the university's College of Arts and Sciences from 1981 to 1986. Later on, Berdahl would go on to serve as vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, from 1986 to 1993.
He was president of University of Texas at Austin from 1993 to 1997 and later chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley from 1997 to 2004. He served as president of the Association of American Universities (AAU) from May 2006 to June 2011. In addition, he currently serves on the Board of Directors of Lam Research Corporation.
In December 2011, the Oregon State Board of Higher Education asked Berdahl to serve as the president of the University of Oregon on an interim basis. The presidency of the University of Oregon had recently been vacated by Richard Lariviere following his early termination by the state board. Three months into Berdahl's presidency the faculty voted to form a union affiliated with the AFT and AAUP, and a month later Berdahl agreed to end efforts to prevent certification by the Oregon ERB. Michael R. Gottfredson succeeded Berdahl effective August 1, 2012."New Thoughts on German Nationalism," The American Historical Review Vol. 77, No. 1, February 1972
"Conservative Politics and Aristocratic Landholders in Bismarckian Germany," The Journal of Modern History Vol. 44, No. 1, March 1972
"The Stände and the Origins of Conservatism in Prussia," Eighteenth-Century Studies Vol. 6, No. 3, Spring 1973
The Politics of the Prussian Nobility: The Development of a Conservative Ideology, 1770-1848 (Princeton University Press, January 1989)