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Dr. Thomas Callander Price Zimmermann Named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Price Zimmermann has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the historical education industry

    HUNTERSVILLE, NC, August 07, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name Thomas Callander Price Zimmermann a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Dr. Price Zimmermann celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

As a preeminent scholar on the Italian Renaissance, former president of the American Alpine Club, and an educator for over three decades, Dr. Price Zimmermann always wanted to be a professor. Initially, he wanted to study chemistry, but after being exposed to historians, Dr. Price Zimmermann discovered his life's work lay in unearthing the past. Dr. Price Zimmermann's research on the Italian bishop and historian Paolo Giovio is collected in the award-winning book, "Paolo Giovio: The Historian and the Crisis of Sixteenth-Century Italy." The author can also be found in the dedications of many other scholars' works in various disciplines, and he has an asteroid, 22613 Callender, named after him and his wife Margaret.

Dr. Price Zimmermann grew up in Wayne, Pennsylvania (which has produced several notable scholars and historians. President Woodrow Wilson once taught government at the nearby Bryn Mawr College). Dr. Price Zimmermann would later become a member of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation in 1967, serving on the Region 14 selection committee. Perhaps influenced by this aura of historical significance, the young Dr. Price Zimmermann earned a Bachelor of Arts from the highly selective Williams College in 1956. He went on to study at Oxford University, earning another Bachelor of Arts in 1958 and a Master of Arts in 1964. At the time, he was double enrolled in Harvard University, earning a Master of Arts there in 1960 and a PhD in 1964. Dr. Price Zimmermann received scholarship support for his studies as a Danforth fellow and a Fulbright fellow in the Italian program.

In 1964, Dr. Price Zimmermann became an assistant professor at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, serving for 10 years and rising to the post of professor of history and chair of the department. He was a member of the Oregon Committee for Humanities, part of the National Endowment of the Humanities government program. From 1970 to 1971, Dr. Price Zimmermann was named Villa "I Tatti" Fellow for the Harvard University Center, empowering his research into the High Renaissance. From 1975 to 1976, he was a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies in New York City.

In 1977, Dr. Price Zimmermann accepted a post as vice president of academic affairs at Davidson College in North Carolina, transitioning to professor of history and ultimately professor emeritus in 1999; a resolution was adopted by the Trustees of Davidson College upon his retirement as Vice President for academic affairs and dean of the faculty. This period would mark involvement in a number of societies, including the board of directors for the Charlotte Opera in North Carolina, where he is an active supporter. From 1988 to 1993, he served on the board of advisers for the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. In 1993, he became a member of the Rome Prize jury for Post-Classical Humanistic Studies at the American Academy in Rome.

In 1995, he published his work on Paolo Giovio, winning the 1996 Helen and Howard Marraro Prize from the American Historical Association and the 1997 Presidential Book Award from the American Association of Italian Studies. He has co-edited the modern edition of the Renaissance bishop's histories, and published many articles in professional journals. In 1971, Dr. Price Zimmermann also joined the American Alpine Club of which he served as president from 1979 to 1982. The club provides global rescue services for mountaineers, but also supports lodging, conservation, grants, and research activities. Dr. Price Zimmermann's most proud moment as a mountaineer was making a first ascent of Mt. Skarland in the Hayes Range of Central Alaska. He is the author of "April in Alaska," a piece he wrote for the Mazama (Portland, OR) 1971 Annual on his group's attempt on Hayes and first ascent of Mt. Skarland. It takes a humorous view of a rather difficult situation.

In 2000, Dr. Price Zimmermann officially retired, but he is still active in his community. He joined the advisory council of the botanical gardens at the University of North Carolina from 2007 to 2008, and has served on the board of advisers for the Opera Carolina Endowment. He received a letter from the mayor of Huntersville, NC for his service on a committee to update the town's Land Use Plan. He is also a member of the Renaissance Society of America, the Society for Italian History Studies, the American Association for Italian Studies, and Phi Beta Kappa.

For his contributions as a historian and achievements in multiple areas of human endeavor, Dr. Price Zimmermann was selected for inclusion in numerous volumes of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in the South and Southwest, and Who's Who in the World. Dr. Price Zimmermann's book is available from Princeton University Press, and donations or membership to the American Alpine Club can be arranged at

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Price Zimmermann has been featured on the Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievers website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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