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Robert Dunn Faner

Robert Dunn Faner, American educator. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Named Great Teacher, Southern Illinois U., 1964.; Member Phi Kappa Phi (chapter president 1965).

Background

  • Faner, Robert Dunn was born on July 12, 1906 in Waterford, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Joseph F. and Gertrude (Dunn) Faner.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Allegheny College, 1927. Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1928. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1947.

    Career

    • Instructor English, U. Oregon, 1928-1930. Member of faculty Southern Illinois U., 1930-1967, Professor of English, 1952-1967, department chairman, 1964-1967. Fulbright professor universities Aix-en-Provence and Grenoble (France), 1959-1960.

      Visiting professor U. Colorado, summers 1940, 41, University of Illinois, 1961. President Carbondale Community Concert Association, 1950-1967.

    Works

    • Author: Walt Whitman and Opera, 1951.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn

    Membership

    Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Named Great Teacher, Southern Illinois U., 1964. Member Phi Kappa Phi (chapter president 1965).

    Connections

    • father: Joseph F. Faner
    • mother: Gertrude (Dunn) Faner
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    Died December 14, 1967
    (aged 61)
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