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The University of Toledo Archives
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Sharron E. Doerner Papers, 1962 to 1998

UM-101

Size: 1 linear foot


Provenance: Dept. of Political Science and Public Administration, 6/1/1999

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Historical/Biographical Sketch

Sharron E. Doerner Jr., a faculty member of The Department of Political Science, University of Toledo, was born on December 26, 1930 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A graduate of Oklahoma University, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science in 1958 and his Master’s Degree in the History of Political Thought in 1960. While at Oklahoma University, he served as a graduate assistant and an instructor. He worked as a teaching associate at Indiana University from 1959-1962 while also serving as a Peace Corps lecturer.Professor Doerner also served in the United States Naval Reserve, Air Force, and Air Force Reserve. He taught at the Tinker Air Force Base noncommissioned officers academy in Oklahoma.


He came to the University of Toledo as an instructor in 1962. His many accomplishments as a teacher and administrator led to his promotion to the rank of assistant professor in 1970, to the rank of associate professor in 1974, and finally to the rank of professor in 1986. The winner of an Outstanding Teacher’s Award in 1970, he has served not only at UT but also as a lecturer at Bowling Green Labor Education Research Center and The Ohio State University.
Professor Doerner’s leadership qualities led fellow members of the faculty to call upon him to serve in important administrative positions. He served as the director of the Integrated Program from 1968 to 1970. From 1975 to 1984, he was elected for three terms as Chairman of the Department of Political Science. Doerner was respected and trusted by all members of the faculty and this reflected in his election to some of the crucial positions. He served on the Fiscal Resources and Planning Board for three years, and was elected to serve on The Faculty Conference Committee five times, twice as Chairman. Also, he was a member of various other organizations, such as the General Education Integrated Program Committee, the Faculty Leadership Council, the University Scholarship Committee, and the Arts and Science Council. His membership in departmental committees included the Faculty Recruitment Committee, the Scheduling Committee, and the Curriculum Committee.


During his time at UT, he was also a member of the board of managers at the YMCA, served as a pre-law adviser for the UT Student Government, as well as the Young Democrats, Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity, and Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.


Professor Doerner was believed to have taught about 10,000 students during his 33 year UT career. In recognition of those 33 years dedication to the University of Toledo, he was awarded the Emeritus Citation and elevated to the rank of Professor Emeritus.


Sharron E. Doerner dies of a heart attack in January, 1996 at the Suncoast Hospital in Largo, Florida at the age of 65. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann Reisler and daughters, Pamela Parquette, Susan Doerner, and Jennifer Hastings. A scholarship has been dedicated to his name.


Scope and Content Note

The Sharron E. Doerner Papers are arranged in two series and spans the years 1962 to the 1990s. The first series is titled “Class Materials” and includes class notes, lecture notes, and tests and papers from his courses. The second series is titled “Professional Papers” and consists of files related to other aspects of his career as a faculty member including research interests, various organizations he was a member of, and correspondence with various people.


 
Series List

S1

Class Materials
This series contains class notes, lecture notes, and test papers from his courses that date from the 1960’s to the 1990’s. It is arranged chronologically by year.

S2

Professional Papers
This series consists of files related to other aspects of Professor Doerner’s career as a faculty member, including research interests, professional organization he was affiliated with and activities of those organizations, correspondence with students and various people around the University of Toledo, and newspaper clippings or articles relating to his field of interests.

  

Folder List

Box

Folder

Item Description

 

 

S1. Class Materials

1

1

Ethics and Public Policy

1

2

Ethics and Social Science

1

3

Euro communism

1

4

General Notes (Lecture Notes)

1

5

General Notes

1

6

German Ideology

1

7

History of Political Ideas

1

8

History of Political Theories

1

9

Party Organizations and Operation

1

10

Political Philosophy

1

11

Test Papers- American National Congress(Sum 1985-Fall 1998)

1

12

Test Papers- Political Science (Fall 1981-Fall 1988)

1

13

Western Europe Politics (1981-1982)

 

 

S2. Professional Papers

1

14

College Honors Council, May 1975- Jun 1980

1

15

Consortium for the Study of Intelligence, 1983-1984

1

16

Constitution and Rules Commission, Feb 1974-Apr 1974

1

17

Correspondence regarding placements Mar 1977 to Jan 1984

1

18

Détente- Cold War and easing of tension, Jan 1973- Oct 1973

1

19

Letter of Reference to Students, Mar 1965-Jul 1984

1

20

Letters of Reference to Students, Mar 1965- Jul 1984

1

21

Local and Ohio Politics, 1986

1

22

Making Good Reports and Presentations

1

23

Newspaper cut-outs and articles, 1986

1

24

Notes on his trip to Europe

1

25

Outstanding Teachers Award Committee, May 1970-Oct 1977

1

26

Political Sciences Course List, Fall 1968-Winter 1976

1

27

Public Administration Committee, Nov 1976-May 1978

1

28

Sigal Case, Nov 1974-Apr 1975

1

29

Taft Seminar Program, 1978-1981

1

30

Teaching Evaluations, Spring 1985-Spring 1988

1

31

Tim Ealey Case, Apr 1978- May 1978

1

32

Wisconsin Center for Cognitive Learning

1

33

Women’s Studies Program, Oct 1976- Jan 1977

 

 

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