Howard Spodek (born c. 1941) is an American-born world historian, a professor of history and geography and urban studies at Temple University. He received a B.A. from Columbia University in 1963 and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1972; while a graduate student, he visited India as a Fulbright Fellow. He joined the Temple faculty in 1972. As well as his faculty position at Temple, Spodek is the treasurer of the World History Association and a member of the editorial board of History Compass.
Spodek specializes in Indian history, and in particular on the city of Ahmedabad. He is the author of The World's History, a college textbook that is sometimes also used for high school Advanced Placement history courses and that has gone through four editions. He won Temple's Great Teacher Award in 1993.
Spodek is a 1959 graduate of Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh, PA.
- Faculty listing, History department, Temple University. Retrieved 2010-03-24.
- Faculty listing, Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University. Retrieved 2010-03-24.
- About the author, The World's History, 4th ed.
- World History Association officers, retrieved 2010-03-24.
- History Compass : Editorial Board, retrieved 2010-03-24.
- Professor sees Philadelphia in an Indian city, Temple News, October 19, 2000.
- The World's History, 4th ed., Prentice Hall, 2010, 978-0205708376.
- A Top Temple Teacher Gets Students Talking Every Year, Philadelphia Inquirer, November 27, 1993.
- Web site at Geography and Urban Studies, Temple
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