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English literature educator

Burton Alan Melnick, American English literature educator. Fulbright fellow, 1962-1963, Woodrow Wilson national fellow, 1963; recipient Excellence in Teaching award Dartmouth College, 1998; named Outstanding Teacher Tufts University, 1999. Member Modern Language Association, Society Anglicistes de L'Enseignement Supérieur, Society Académique Vaudoise, Jane Austen Society, Society Suisse Amis Mme de Charrière.

Background

Melnick, Burton Alan was born on December 3, 1940 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, United States. Arrived in Switzerland, 1967. Son of Arthur Sydney and Frances Irene (Diamond) Melnick.

Education

Bachelor, Harvard University, 1962. Postgraduate, Center Dramatique Est, Strasbourg, France, 1963. Master of Fine Arts, Tulane University, New Orleans, 1967.

Doctorat-ès-Lettres, University Lausanne, Switzerland, 1991.

Career

English assistant Lycée Carnot, Paris, 1963-1965. Professor English American College Switzerland, Leysin, 1967-1968. Teacher English International School Geneva, since 1968, head department, 1977-1979.

Professor English Webster University in Geneva, 1982-1987. Examiner Interpreters' School, University Geneva, 1968—1971, International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva, 1971, since 1999. Translator International Labor Office, Geneva, 1988—2000.

Membership

Member Modern Language Association, Society Anglicistes de L'Enseignement Supérieur, Society Académique Vaudoise, Jane Austen Society, Society Suisse Amis Mme de Charrière. Clubs: Harvard of Switzerland.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Cross country skiing, bicycling, cooking.

Connections

Married Mary Lee Corfman, June 18, 1983 (divorced December 2002). 1 child, Jonathan Eli.

father:
Arthur Sydney Melnick

mother:
Frances Irene (Diamond) Melnick

spouse:
Mary Lee Corfman

child:
Jonathan Eli Melnick