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English language educator

Charles Burt Harris, American English language educator. Member Modern Language Association (advisory committee publications 1990-1994), College English Association, National Council Teachers English, Association Departments English (executive committee 1983-1986, president 1985-1986, chairman ad hoc committee on English curriculum 1985-1987).

Background

Harris, Charles Burt was born on November 2, 1940 in LaGrange, Texas, United States. Son of Gus Blunt and Ruth Lucille (Hess) Harris.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Texas Lutheran College, 1963. Master of Arts, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1970.

Career

Instructor English,, Southern Illinois U., 1966-1968;assistant professor, Illinois State University, Normal, 1968-1972;associate professor, Illinois State University, Normal, 1972-1978;professor, Illinois State University, Normal, since 1978;department chairman, Illinois State University, Normal, 1979-1994;director unit for contemporary literature, Illinois State University, Normal, since 1994. Presenter to conversations and seminars. Consultant Illinois Board Higher Education.

Participant Aspen Conference of Future English Studies, Wye Plantation, Maryland., 1987. Member steering committee English Coalition, since 1986. External consultant variousuniv.

English departments; manuscript reviewer various presses and journals. Public American Book Review.

Works

Membership

Member Modern Language Association (advisory committee publications 1990-1994), College English Association, National Council Teachers English, Association Departments English (executive committee 1983-1986, president 1985-1986, chairman ad hoc committee on English curriculum 1985-1987).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: film, sports, reading.

Connections

Married Victoria Frenkel, May 6, 1968. Children: Kymberly, Gregory.

father:
Gus Blunt Harris

mother:
Ruth Lucille (Hess) Harris

spouse:
Victoria Frenkel

children:
Kymberly Harris

Gregory Harris