Karl A. Roider, Jr.

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Karl A. Roider, Jr. is the Louisiana State University, Thomas and Lillian Landrum Alumni Professor.[1] Roider joined the LSU faculty in 1968.[2] He was appointed as the Dean of LSU's College of Arts and Sciences in December 1991[3] and served in this role for nine years.[4] Roider returned to his role as a history professor.

Roider's academic specialization is in the study of the Balkans. His books include The Reluctant Ally: Austria's Policy in the Austro-Turkish War, 1737-1739 (1972), Austria's Eastern Question, 1700-1790 (1982), Baron Thugut and Austria's Response to the French Revolution (1987),[5] and a biography of Maria Theresa of Austria.


Ada High School, 1961
A.B. Yale University 1965
M.A. Stanford University 1966
Ph.D. Stanford University 1970[6][7]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Thomas and Lillian Landrum Alumni Professor of History
  • Younger Humanist Fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Fulbright Scholar[6][7]
  • American Philosophical Society scholar[6]
  • Ada Schools, Hall of Honor[7]
  • Commander's Award for Public Service[8]

Notable articles[edit]

Forewords to:

  • Ella Schneider Hilton, Displaced Person: A Girl's Life in Russia, Germany, and America (LSU Press, 2004)
  • E.M. Forster, ed., The Turkish Letters of Ogiev Ghiselin de Busberg (LSU Press, 2005)


  • The Reluctant Ally: Austria’s Policy in the Austro-Turkish War, 1737-1739 (Louisiana State University Press, 1972)
  • Maria Theresa (Prentice-Hall, 1973—Editor)
  • Austria’s Eastern Question, 1700-1790 (Princeton University Press, 1982)
  • Baron Thugut and Austria’s Response to the French Revolution (Princeton University Press, 1987)


  1. ^ Louisiana State University. "Distinguished professorships". 2002-2003 General catalog. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Faculty & staff focus: After 46 years...". Press release from College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Louisiana State University. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Garay, Ronald (2009). The Manship School: A History of Journalism Education at LSU. Louisiana State University Press. p. 192. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Zamudio-Suarez, Fernanda (7 April 2014). "Professor's decades-long career rich in University, world history -- Karl Roider reflects on his time at the University before retirement". The Daily Reveille. Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Louisiana State University. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  5. ^ Ingrao, Charles W., and Szabo, Franz A.J., eds. (2008). "Contributors". The Germans and the East. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press. p. 441. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c "Karl Roider, Alumni Professor". Archived from the original on May 14, 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c "Ada Schools, Hall of Honor". Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  8. ^ Ramirez, Gabriel (16 May 2014). "LSU Professors Receive Commander's Award". Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 

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