Paul W. Knoll

Paul W. Knoll (Ph.D. in History, University of Colorado, 1964) is Professor of History and former three-time Chair of the Department of History at the University of Southern California. Before coming to USC in 1969, he taught at Purdue University in Indiana and at the University of Calgary in Canada. He has also taught at UCLA. He has received numerous awards for teaching excellence, scholarship, and university service at USC, including the University's highest excellence citation, The Associates Award, in 1984 and the Raubenheimer Award from the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences in 1987.

At USC Professor Knoll teaches courses in general European history and in the history of eastern Europe, including Russia. His scholarship on central and eastern Europe has garnered him numerous awards, including fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Professor Knoll served from 1974 to 1985 as member and chair of the College Board and Educational Testing Service Test Development Committee for European History and World Culture. Since 1980, he has been a reader and faculty consultant for the Advanced Placement Examination in European History, and from 1988 to 1992 he served as chief reader and chief faculty consultant for the Advanced Placement European History Program.