Thobaben, Robert G. 1924-

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THOBABEN, Robert G. 1924-


Born April 3, 1924, in Cleveland, OH; married Janet Smith; children: Robert Jr., Thomas. Education: Ohio University, B.Sc., 1948; Miami University, Oxford, OH, M.A., 1962; University of Cincinnati, Ph.D., 1967.


Home—201 Gershwin Dr., Centerville, OH 45458. E-mail—[email protected].


Miami University, Oxford, OH, lecturer in political science, 1962-64; Wright State University, Dayton, OH, instructor, 1964-67, assistant professor, 1967-70, associate professor, 1970-78, professor of political science, 1978-84, professor emeritus, 1985—, department chair, 1965-67. University of Cincinnati, lecturer, 1963-64; Cambridge University, visiting fellow of Clare Hall, 1980-81, 2000, life member of faculty, 1985; Chinese University of Hong Kong, visiting scholar and lecturer, 1993. Military service: U.S. Army, Infantry; served during World War II; served in Pacific theater.


Pi Sigma Alpha.


(Coeditor and contributor) From Home to Liberation: Toward a New Marxist-Christian Dialogue, Fortress Press (Philadelphia, PA), 1974.

(Coeditor and contributor) Three Worlds of Christian-Marxist Encounters, Fortress Press (Philadelphia, PA), 1985.

(Coauthor) Political Ideologies: Left, Center, Right, Harper & Row Publishers (New York, NY), 1988, 5th edition, 2003.

(Coauthor) Issues in American Political Life, Prentice-Hall Publishers (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1990, 4th edition, 2001.

(Coauthor) Common Warfare: Parallel Memories by Two World War II GI's in the Pacific, McFarland (Jefferson, NC), 1992.

(Editor) For Comrade and Country: Oral Histories of World War II Veterans, McFarland (Jefferson, NC), 2003.

Contributor of about fifty articles to professional journals and other periodicals.