Location: Richardson, Texas, United States
H.B. Paksoy, Novelist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in history education.
Demonstrating more than three decades of field experience and research, Dr. Paksoy’s expertise has been tapped as a consultant for NBC News, The Economist, Voices of America, the Smithsonian Institute and the Woodrow Wilson Center among various other publications and organizations. He is considered a leading voice in the history of Middle Eastern and Central Asian studies. As a fourth generation academic, the decision to go into a scholarly field was an unconscious decision. When teaching history, Dr. Paksoy isn’t concerned with the discipline of the past, but views it as something one deals with for the future because history is filled with lessons. He first earned a Bachelor of Science at Trinity University in 1970 and continued at the University of Texas to receive a Master of Arts in 1976. Following this, Dr. Paksoy earned a DPhil from Oxford University in 1987.
Early in his career, Dr. Paksoy taught in the history department at Connecticut State University, and then accepted a position at the University of Massachusetts. From 1986 to 1994, Dr. Paksoy’s expertise was tapped as a faculty associate for the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University. From 1996 to 2000, he was an instructor at Franklin University, and also spent 1999 to 2000 as an instructor at Ohio State University. In the early 2000s, Dr. Paksoy taught at Texas Tech and Baker College. He is the author of nearly a dozen books, including “Alpamysh: Central Asian Identity under Russian Rule,” “Origins of Thought,” and “Mayor of PØmpington.”
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