Professor of Political Science and African Studies | 1946–82
Frank Untermyer taught at universities in Ghana and Tanzania and helped found Roosevelt’s African Studies program. With his own money, he quietly gave academic scholarships to many of his students. After his retirement, Untermyer returned to Roosevelt almost every day for another decade, working with students in one-on-one seminars.
“[He] motivated me to reach for a larger view of the world and encouraged me to always be willing to learn,” wrote Paul Roemhild, a student in Untermyer’s famous American Constitutional Law class. “He is still an inspiration to me, all these years later.”