Kenneth L. Kusmer, PhD

Title: Professor of History, Author
Company: Temple University
Location: Landsdowne, PA United States



  • American Historical Association
  • American Immigration Historical Society
  • Balch Institute of Ethnic Studies, Philadelphia (advisory board, 1985-2000)
  • Balch Institute Press (advisory board, 1986-1991)
  • Fulbright Association
  • Museum of the American Revolution
  • Organization of American Historians, member
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)
  • Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Fulbright Association (board of directors 1994-1996)
  • The African American Experience in Philadelphia since World War II Project, University of Pennsylvania (advisory board, appointed member, 1992-1995)
  • Urban History Association


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2018)
  • Interviewee, History Day Competition, for high school or middle-school students (2012-2014)
  • Contributor, Leggendaria: Libri, Letture, Linguaggi (2011)
  • Interview,  Homelessness in American History documentary, conducted by Norwegian Film Maker Roger Kvarsvik (2011)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2001-2005)
  • Lecturer and Seminars, American Embassy in Rome, Italy (2005)
  • Series of Lectures, American History of 1870-1920, di Cultura Americana at the Centro Studi Americani in Rome, (2005)
  • Contributor, Teatro di Crudelta: Abu Ghraib e Media Americana” (2004)
  • Contributor, LAmerica in Crisi,” (2003)
  • Contributor, I Media e La Politica della Nostalgia,  (2002)
  • Interview, public Newsletter, Coalition for the Homeless, NY (2002)
  • Interview, Voice of America, (2002)
  • Presenter, Forum on the Homeless, Philadelphia Department of Children’s Aid (2002)
  • Public Radio Interview, “Down and out, on the Road,” Central Ohio National Public Radio (2002)
  • Informal talks and interviews on homelessness, American History at Housing Works Bookshop (2001)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the East,” Marquis Who’s Who (1995-2000)
  • Contributor, nine op-ed essays or book review, Philadelphia Bulletin and Philadelphia Inquirer (1977-1997)
  • 2-year elected member, OAH Nominating Board (1986-1988)
  • Ford Foundation Fellowship (1973-1975)
  • James L. Cate Fellowship, University of Chicago (1972-1973)
  • Recipient, Louis Pelzer Memorial Award, North American University (1973)

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