Frank T. Stritter


Frank T. Stritter lives on Holden Beach, NC in the winter and in Upstate New York in the summer. He received a Ph.D. in Education from Syracuse University in 1968 and then joined the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There he was a staff member in the Office of Educational Development and a faculty member in the School of Education and the School of Medicine until his partial retirement in 1997 and his full retirement in 2003. He both organized and taught in numerous faculty development programs for medical, dental, pharmacy and allied health faculty over the years. He taught and advised graduate students in the School of Education. 

From 1994 until 1997, he directed one of three national Centers for Research in Medical Education. After retirement in 1997 he directed and taught in the Academic Scholars and Leaders Program for the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics until his second retirement in 2015. Earlier in his life he had served in the US Army and from that experience developed an interest in military history. He, therefore, now researches topics about the contribution of various individuals important in American military history and presents them to anyone who will listen, such as Boy Scouts, high school JROTC classes, history clubs, American Legion and VFW Posts and senior citizen discussion groups. He occasionally writes short essays about those same topics. One topic that has been of particular interest to him is the discrimination suffered during World War Two by groups such as African Americans, Native Americans, Japanese Americans, and female pilots. Yet, many of them served and made heroic contributions to the war effort through groups such as the Buffalo Soldiers, Tuskegee Airmen, Navajo Code talkers, 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the WASP.