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James S. Pula

University administrator, history educator

Born Feb. 18, 1946, Utica (NY), U.S.; son of Stanley and Winifred (Smith); children: Michael, Marcia.

Education: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), State University of New York (SUNY), Albany, 1968; Master of Arts (M.A.), 1970, Ph.D., 1972, Purdue University, West Lafayette (IN); Master of Education (M.Ed.), University of Maryland, College Park, 1979.

Career: assistant prof., Yoorhees College, Denmark (SC), 1973-75; lecturer, University of Maryland, 1975-79; director of administration, Southeastern University, Washington (DC), 1979-80; associate prof., associate dean, director of continuing education, St. John Fisher College, Rochester (NY), 1980-86; associate prof., director, Division of Career and Interdisciplinary Studies, State University of New York (SUNY), Binghamton, 1986-89; associate dean, associate prof., State University of New York (SUNY) - Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, 1990 -; consultant to i.a.: Rochester Institute of Technology, Department of Defense Schools in Japan, University of Ryukyus, National Endowment for Humanities (NEH), Rochester Public Library System, New York State Historian's Office, Polish - American Community Humanities Project.

Author: The French in America, 1975; The History of a German - Polish Civil War Brigade, 1976; For Liberty and Justice: The Life and Times of Wladimir Krzyzanowski, 1978; Grantsmanship and Gerontology, 1981; Ethnic Rochester, 1985; United We Stand; The Role of Organized Labor in a Polish American Community, 1910-1916, 1990; translator, Polish History in America, 1990; co-editor (with M .B. Biskupski), Polish Democratic Thought From the Renaissance to the Great Emigration: Essays and Documents, 1990; editor-in-chief, Polish Studies Series; editor, Polish American Studies, Polish Folkways in America; numerous lectures, papers, reviews, and articles in professional journals.

Member of: active member, National University Continuing Education Association; trustee, International Sister Cities of Rochester; board member, Polish American Historical Association (P.A.H.A.) (president, 1981, vice president, 1980); vice chairman, Krakow - Rochester Sister Cities Committee, 1981-86; chairman, Continuing Education Committee, Rochester Area Colleges Consortium, 1982-84; board directors member, Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America (P.I.A.S.A.)

Honors, i.a.: Phi Alpha Theta; Amicus Poloniae award, Polish Government, 1972; doctoral dissertation award, Kosciuszko Foundation, 1974; several awards from National University Continuing Education Association; Outstanding Service awards, Rochester Computer Education Consortium, 1985, and Buffalo (NY) Polish Arts Club, 1987; M. Haiman Award, Polish American Historical Association (P.A.H.A.), 1988.

Affiliation: Democrat. Roman Catholic.

Language: English.

Office: State University of New York (SUNY) - Empire State College, 28 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

From: "Who's Who in Polish America" 1st Edition 1996-1997, Boleslaw Wierzbianski editor; Bicentennial Publishing Corporation,
New York, NY, 1996.