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Britsch, Todd A.



  • Existence: 1938-

Biographical History

Todd A. Britsch (1938- ) is an emeritus professor of humanities and a former academic vice president at Brigham Young University.

Britsch was born in 1937, the year before his father Ralph Britsch joined the faculty at BYU in Provo, Utah. After serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Switzerland and Austria, Todd Britsch graduated from BYU in 1962. While at BYU, Britsch met his wife, Dorothy Crofts, and they are the parents of two children. They were married in the Bern Switzerland Temple. Dorothy Britsch died in 2003.

After undergraduate work, Britsch did a Ph.D. in General Humanities at Florida State University. Via ambition and labor, this did not take long; only four years after leaving as an undergraduate, Britsch was back as a member of the faculty at BYU in 1966. By the mid-1970s he was Director of the Department of Humanities within the College of Humanities where he taught the historical and artistic features of the Western Tradition from ancient Greece down to the 20th-century. His personal-professional style was characterized by discipline, clear insight, dry humor, and a flexible approach to problem-solving. His father held a faculty teaching position under him. During his time as Director a course in Asian humanities was added to broaden offerings beyond traditional western culture studies. From 1992 to 1996 Britsch served as BYU's academic vice president. A poem by Britsch was published in the Ensign.

Britsch, T.A. The arts in Western culture, 1984: CIP t.p. (Todd A. Britsch; Univ. of Nevada) data sheet (b. 9/23/37)

LC data base, 3/9/84 (hdg.: Britsch, Todd A.)

BYU studies, 2000: volume 39, number 4, page 198 (Todd A. Britsch; professor of Humanities at Brigham Young University; BA, 1962, BYU; MA, 1965, and PhD, 1966, Florida State University)

Wikipedia, website viewed May 28, 2014: Todd Britsch (born in 1938, mission in Switzerland and Austria, graduated from BYU, Dorothy Crofts, Ph.D. in General Humanities, Florida State University, Director of the Department of Humanities, BYU academic vice president)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

BYU College Bowl correspondence and articles

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231009868]
Identifier: UA 447
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, articles, memoranda concerning the appearance of the BYU College bowl team on the General Electric College Bowl television show. The team was coached by Robert K. Thomas, and consisted of students Robert Despain, JoJean Loflin, Todd Britsch, and David Stone.

Dates: 1961-1962

Todd A. Britsch correspondence, 1992-1996

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1233 Series 1 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence generated or received by Todd A. Britsch as Academic Vice President. Dates range from 1992 to 1996.

Dates: 1992-1996