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J. Frederick Fausz, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Fausz has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the field of education

    FLORISSANT, MO, August 08, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present J. Frederick Fausz, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Fausz 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.

In preparation for his career, Dr. Fausz attended Thomas More University in Kentucky and earned a Bachelor of Arts in History, graduating magna cum laude in 1970. Subsequently, he secured a Master of Arts in early American history from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1971. After completing a pre-doctoral fellowship at the D'Arcy McNickle Center for History of the American Indian between 1976 and 1977, Dr. Fausz received a Doctor of Philosophy in early American history from the College of William and Mary in 1977.

Dr. Fausz served as assistant editor of Philip Barbour's 3-volume Complete Works of Captain John Smith (1986), and his four published books have included Founding St. Louis: First City of the New West (2011) and Historic St. Louis: 250 Exploring New Frontiers (the city's anniversary history in 2014). He is presently completing the first extensive scholarly ethnohistory of the 1622 "Powhatan Massacre" ever published. Two of Fred's articles have won "best essay of the year" awards in Missouri and Virginia and the Maryland Historical Review declared another of his essays as "one of the best in its 100 year history"! Time Magazine cited his research in its "America at 400" anniversary issue on May 7, 2007. Fred's public outreach has included consulting on several films, including Kevin Costner's 500 Nations and PBS's Roanoak, as well as delivering fur trade lectures throughout Missouri for 20 years. During the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial, he traveled 13,500 miles in six states to give lectures for the National Endowment for the Humanities. Fred received the 2007 Missouri Governor's Award in the Humanities for Enhancing Community Heritage, and in 2011, he was the sole campus recipient of the UMSL Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence.

Now retired, Dr. Fausz led a prolific career as an educator for more than 40 years. His most recent appointment was as a professor of history at the University of Missouri between 1991 and 2017. Prior to this engagement, he served as the dean of the Pierre Laclede Honors College at the university from 1991 to 1996. At the inception of his career, Dr. Fausz worked as a professor of history with St. Mary's College Maryland between 1978 and 1991. Throughout his career, he was proud to have mentored his students and watched them develop.

"There is nothing elitist about the humanities, nor should there be. My parents did not attend college, but they loved learning and never regarded my liberal arts education as 'impractical,'" said Fausz. "Teaching exclusively in public colleges and universities has made me realize that the humanities must be shared with people of every class and condition if they are to have the greatest impact on society and to be enriched themselves by broad diversity. By taking history into the community, I have learned more than I have taught, which is what the humanities are all about."

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

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