Israel J. Kapstein
Israel J. Kapstein, American educator. Awarded Guggenheim, Sharpe fellowships. Smith-Mundt visiting professor literature, U. Saigon, 1960-1961. Member Modern Language Association Beta Kappa.
Kapstein, Israel J. was born on January 16, 1904 in Fall River, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Bernard and Fanny (Silver) Kapstein.
Bachelor of Arts, Brown U., 1926, A.M., 1928, Doctor of Philosophy., 1933.
Faculty Brown U., from 1928, beginning as instructor English department, successively assistant professor, associate professor, 1928-1950, Professor of English, 1950-1983. Trustee Miriam Hospital, Providence, Jewish Board of Education, Providence, Providence Public Library. Board directors Jewish Family and Children’s Service Rhode Island.
Member Modern Language Association Beta Kappa.