CURRICULUM VITAE
RALPH E. SHAFFER

Department of History
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Pomona, CA 91768-4055
626/966-4304
E-mail:
reshaffer@csupomona.edu
Home page:
http://www.intranet.csupomona.edu/~reshaffer

 

EDUCATION:

B. A. History UCLA 1951, Emphasis: American history

M. A. History U. of California, Berkeley 1955, Major seminar emphasis: California

Ph. D. History U. of California, Berkeley 1962, Major seminar emphasis: California. Dissertation: "Marxian Radicalism in California, 1869-1929," Director of dissertation: Lawrence Kinnaird

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Teacher, Sacramento City High Schools, History and Government,1957-60

Instructor, Oakland City College, History Dept., 1960-63

Professor of History, California State Polytechnic Univ., Pomona,1963-1993.

Department Chair, 1975-1979.

Professor Emeritus, 1993-

 

AWARDS:

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships:

1974- at Duke University

1977- at U. of Minnesota

1981- at Wayne State University

 

PUBLICATIONS:

The Accident at Central, So. Calif Labor Hist. Assoc., 1978

Which Path to Freedom? Cal Poly, Pomona, 1986

Toward Pearl Harbor Markus Weiner Co., 1991

The Bork Hearings Cal Poly, Pomona, 1992

 

ARTICLES:

"Formation of the California Communist Labor Party," Pac. Hist. Rev., Feb., 1967

"Communism in California, 1919-1924." Science and Society, Winter, 1970

"The Race of the Oregon," Oregon Hist. Quarterly, Sept., 1975

"Robert Whitaker: 1919, A Crisis Year," Southwest Economy and Society, Spring, 1984

Op-Ed Articles:Author/co-author of over 100 opinion articles that have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Herald Examiner, La Opinion, Orange Co. Register, San DiegoUnion, Sacramento Bee, Long Beach Press Telegram, San Bernardino Sun, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Los Angeles Business Journal and many other dailies.