Saul Lerner, Ph.D.

Professor of History

Saul Lerner

Introduction

Saul Lerner teaches history classes full time, as well as serves on a number of PNW committees.

Research Overview

Lerner’s current research has involved how fraud and deceit have contributed to U.S. political decision making and how recent Supreme Court decisions have undermined our Constitution. Previous research areas have involved the holocaust, terrorism, piracy in the North Atlantic, inequality and poverty in U.S. history. These and other areas of research have sought to involve students.

Teaching Focus

Lerner’s primary concern has been to develop concern, empathy and interest related to contemporary issues in my students. Viewing my students as the hope of the future, I am especially interested in providing them with both the knowledge and tools to address some of our most concerning national and international problems.

Previous Roles

  • Head, Department of History and Political Science, Purdue University Calumet, 1974-1986
  • Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Purdue University Calumet, 1986-1991
  • Honors Program Director, 1987-1993
  • Affirmative Action Officer, 1986-1991
  • Special Assistant to the Chancellor, Purdue University Calumet, 1986-1991
  • Honors Program Director, Purdue University Calumet, 1984-1993
  • Acting Dean of the School of General Studies, 1986-1991
  • Acting Dean of School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Purdue University Calumet, 1998-2001
  • Head, Department of History, 1994-2007
  • Assistant Professor of History, Purdue University Calumet, 1967-1973
  • Associate Professor of History, Purdue University Calumet, 1974-1981
  • Professor of History, Purdue University Calumet, 1981-Present
  • Member of the Council of Faculty Delegates and the Faculty Senate for 40+ years
  • Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Purdue University Calumet, 1986-1991
  • Acting Dean of the School of General Studies, Purdue University Calumet, 1986-1991
  • Acting Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Purdue University Calumet, 1998-2001
  • Head, Department of History and Political Science, Purdue University Calumet, 1994-2007
Saul Lerner

Contact

(219) 989-2329

slerner@pnw.edu

Office Location:

Hammond Campus, CLO Building, Room 209

Education

  • Ph.D. – University of Kansas, 1966
  • M.A. – University of Kansas, 1961
  • B.A. – Youngstown College (Youngstown State University), 1958

Areas of Expertise

  • Early and Modern American History
  • The Holocaust Intellectual History – History of Ideas
  • American Economic History
  • American Environmental History

Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • Outstanding Service Award, Alumni Association, Purdue University Calumet
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Purdue University Calumet