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Joseph Owen Dewey

Joseph Owen Dewey, American literature and language professor. Named Teacher of Year, University Pittsburgh, 1992. Director Knights of Columbus, Council 4067, Johnstown, 1987—2004; Member of Steinbeck Society, Sports Literature Association (book review editor 1993), DeLillo Society.

Background

  • Dewey, Joseph Owen was born on October 22, 1960 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Son of Stanley Eugene and Dorothy Jane Dewey.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in English, Villanova University, Pennsylvania, 1981. Master of Arts in English, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy in English, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1987.

    Career

    • Professor, American literature University Pittsburgh, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, since 1987.

    Works

    • Author: (book) In a Dark Time: The Apocalyptic Temper in the American Novel of the Nuclear Age, Novels from Reagan's America: A New Realism, Understanding Richard Powers, Beyond Grief and Nothing: A Reading of Don DeLillo. Editor: Under Words.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Liberals

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Director Knights of Columbus, Council 4067, Johnstown, 1987—2004. Member of Steinbeck Society, Sports Literature Association (book review editor 1993), DeLillo Society.

    Personality

    Interests

    Music, films, sports, literature.

    Connections

    • Married Julie Anne Miller, May 23, 1980. Children: Carolyn Anne, Mark Thomas.
    • father: Stanley Eugene
    • mother: Dorothy Jane Dewey
    • spouse: Julie Anne Miller
    • children: Carolyn Anne Dewey
    • Mark Thomas Dewey
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    Born October 22, 1960
    (age 56)
    Nationality
    • 1981
      Villanova University
    • 1983
      Purdue University
    • 1987
      Purdue University
    • 1987
      Professor
      Johnstown, Pennsylvania, United States

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