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literature and language professor

Barbara Lorek McCall, American literature and language professor. Recipient Needlework award, DuQuion Regional Fair, 1974, Playwriting award, Northern Illinois University Theatre Department, 1982. Founder business collective Not Made In China; board directors Safe Passage Women's Shelter, Dekalb, 1980—1981.


McCall, Barbara Lorek was born on February 2, 1930 in Leitchfield, Kentucky, United States. Daughter of William Winstead McCall and Mathilda Carolyn Hahn.


Bachelor, George Washington University, 1953. Master of Arts, University Illinois, 1963. Master of Arts, Northern Illinois University, 1982.


Assistant editorial writer United States Air Force Magazine, Washington, 1953—1955. Director tours and recreation United States Army Special Services, Germany, 1955—1958. Director camp Girl Scouts, Milwaukee, 1958—1960.

Lecturer English Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, 1963—1969, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, 1974—1984, University Maryland, 1987—1999. Adjunct professor English Austin (Texas) Community College, since 2001. Test scorer National Evaluation Systems, Austin, 2001.


  • Other Work

    • Assistant director: (plays) Wimberley (Texas) Community Theatre Productions. Contributor articles to professional journals, columns in magazines.


Founder business collective Not Made In China. Board directors Safe Passage Women's Shelter, Dekalb, 1980—1981.


  • Other Interests

    Writing, theater, singing, travel.


Married Theodore J. Lorek (deceased ). Children: Theodore, Edward McCall, Laura.

William Winstead McCall

Mathilda Carolyn Hahn

Theodore J. Lorek

Theodore McCall

Edward McCall

Laura McCall