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literature and language professor

Barry Howard Leeds, American literature and language professor. Connecticut State University grantee, 1986-2003; recipient Distinguished Service award Center Connecticut State University, 1982. Alumni interviewer Columbia College, New York City, 1982-1995. Member of Norman Mailer Society (vice president since 2002), Connecticut Academy Arts and Sciences.

Background

Leeds, Barry Howard was born on December 6, 1940 in New York City. Son of Andrew Samuel and Paula (Stark) Leeds.

Education

Bachelor, Columbia University, 1962. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio University, 1967.

Career

Lecturer, CUNY, 1963-1964;instructor, University Texas, El Paso, 1964-1965;assistant professor, Center Connecticut State University, New Britain, 1968-1971;associate professor, Center Connecticut State University, New Britain, 1971-1976;professor, Center Connecticut State University, New Britain, 1976-1991;distinguished professor, since 1991. Consultant American literature Choice magazine, Middletown, Connecticut, since 1968. Visiting member of faculty Yale University, 1984-1985.

Works

Membership

Alumni interviewer Columbia College, New York City, 1982-1995. Member of Norman Mailer Society (vice president since 2002), Connecticut Academy Arts and Sciences.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Scuba diving, weightlifting, ballroom dancing, competition target shooting.

Connections

Married Robin Leigh Flowers, April 20, 1968 (divorced December 2000). Children: Brett Ashley, Leslie Lion(deceased).

father:
Andrew Samuel Leeds

mother:
Paula (Stark) Leeds

spouse:
Robin Leigh Flowers

children:
Brett Ashley Leeds

Leslie Robin Leeds (deceased 1996)