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William Ernest Akin, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Akin has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the fields of academia and academic administration

A professor emeritus of history and the dean of the college at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, Dr. Akin worked as a faculty member on campus for nearly 25 years before retiring in 2002.

    COLLEGEVILLE, PA, October 10, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present William Ernest Akin, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Akin 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.

A professor emeritus of history and the dean of the college at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, Dr. Akin worked as a faculty member on campus for nearly 25 years before retiring in 2002. With more than 35 years in academia to his credit, he previously excelled as the assistant dean of the arts and the dean of humanities at Concordia University, an associate professor of history at Loyola College and as a history instructor for the State University of New York. While at Concordia, Dr. Akin was notably the very first person to serve as the dean of humanities.
Active in his community, Dr. Akin has been involved on the board of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office. He further contributed the board of the Pennsylvania Folklife Society, which is affiliated with Ursinus College, and the editorial board of the aforementioned society's Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine. Dr. Akin remains active as a board member for the Small College Creativity since 1989.

An accomplished writer, Dr. Akin authored "Technocracy and the American Dream" in 1977. He later penned "Faculty Development in Liberal Arts Colleges" in 1985. Furthermore, Dr. Akin completed service in the U.S. Army between 1956 and 1959.

Prior to embarking upon his professional path, Dr. Akin received a bachelor's degree from University of Maryland in 1961. He subsequently graduated from the University of Maryland with a master's degree in 1963. Obtaining a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Rochester in 1970, Dr. Akin concluded his academic efforts with a Doctor of Laws at Tohoku Gakuin University in 1991.

A member of several industry-related organizations, Dr. Akin is affiliated with the American Association of University Professors, the American Association of Academy Administrators and the American Historical Association. He is also a member of the Society for American Baseball Research, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the research and dissemination of the history and record of baseball. A celebrated Marquis listee, Dr. Akin has been showcased in the fourth edition of Who's Who in American Education and the 24th edition of Who's Who in the East.

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

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