Dr. Allan Saxe is a political scientist, author, lecturer, radio commentator, philanthropist, and university professor. He was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and earned his Ph.D in political science at the University of Oklahoma in the year of 1969.
Saxe is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), where he has been a faculty member since 1965.
Dr. Saxe has published one book titled Politics of Arlington, Texas: An Era of Continuity and Growth and co-authored one other titled American Government: A Core Approach. He has also been published in several political journals and magazine articles.
Dr. Saxe is well known for his philanthropy in the North Texas area. His mother left him $500,000 upon her death which he promptly gave away to charitable organizations. One story even has him giving his truck to an orphanage after delivering toys and hearing that their truck was broken down. He has regularly funded the lights in downtown Arlington, Texas as well as paid for efforts to keep traffic flowing in the area for light viewing. Several landmarks throughout Arlington, Texas are named after Dr. Saxe in honor of his generous giving. These include: Allan Saxe Park, The Allan Saxe Dental Clinic, The Allan Saxe Field, and the Allan Saxe Parkway.
Saxe also has several grants, loans, and charities that bear his name. The Allan Saxe NT Green Loan is a loan offered to students of the University of North Texas for unexpected expenses outside of tuition, fees, and books. The Allan Saxe Disabled Student Scholarship is a scholarship for disabled students at the University of Texas at Arlington who excel academically. Additionally, UNT lists The Ruth Brock and Allan Saxe Scholarship in Library Science as an available scholarship for students. Also, Dr. Saxe donated $100,000 to have a 50 foot tall sculpture erected between the football stadium and Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Student reviews and awards
Dr. Saxe has been given a rating of 4.4 out of 5 on Rate My Professors. He has also received numerous awards for his teaching. In 1972, he was name to the UTA Chancellor's Council Award (formerly the AMOCO Award). In 1986, 2007, and 2008 he was named to the Gertrude Golladay Memorial Award for Outstanding Teaching in the College of Liberal Arts. He has also been named Best Liberal Arts Teacher at UTA
- "Date of receiving Ph.D.". University of Texas Arlington. Retrieved 2008-09-11.