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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Allen Sessoms.

Author: Allen Sessoms; Larry Crowe; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
Summary:
Physicist and university president Allen Lee Sessoms was born on November 17, 1946. He attended Union College in New York, where he graduated with his B.S. degree in physics in 1968. One year later, he obtained his M.S. degree in physics from the University of Washington. Sessoms earned his M.Phys. degree and Ph.D. degree in physics in 1971 and 1972 from Yale University. In 1974, he became an assistant professor of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Allen Sessoms
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Sessoms; Larry Crowe; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1000519250
Credits: Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Performer(s): Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Washington, District of Columbia
2012 September 13.
Description: 1 online resource (8 video files (3 hr., 54 min., 56 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Allen Sessoms
Allen Sessoms

Abstract:

Physicist and university president Allen Lee Sessoms was born on November 17, 1946. He attended Union College in New York, where he graduated with his B.S. degree in physics in 1968. One year later, he obtained his M.S. degree in physics from the University of Washington. Sessoms earned his M.Phys. degree and Ph.D. degree in physics in 1971 and 1972 from Yale University. In 1974, he became an assistant professor of physics at Harvard University. Six years later, he joined the State Department, and in 1991, became the deputy chief of mission at the embassy to Mexico. Leaving the State Department, Sessoms worked as executive vice president and provost at the University of Massachusetts, going on to become president of Queens College. In 2003, he became president of Delaware State University, and was president of the University of the District of Columbia from 2008 to 2012, when he moved to Georgetown University as professor.

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