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academic administrator , educator , consultant

Daniel Frederick Melia, American Celtic studies and rhetoric educator, academic administrator, consultant. Harvard Graduate Prize Fellow, 1969-1972, junior summer research fellow, National Endowment for Humanities, 1975, honorary fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities University Edinburgh, 1988.


Melia, Daniel Frederick was born on March 2, 1944 in Fall River, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Daniel John and Rita Ann (Lough) Melia.


AB magna cum laude in English, Harvard University, 1966. Master of Arts in Celtic, Harvard University, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy in Celtic Languages and Literature, Harvard University, 1972.


Teaching fellow Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968-1972, assistant professor department Celtic, summer 1974. Assistant professor rhetoric and folklore University of California, Berkeley, 1972-1978, associate professor, since 1978, assoc.dean College Letters and Science, 1981-1983, associate dean graduate division, 1984-1987, associate director study center, England and Ireland, 1987-1989, chair Celtic studies department, 1991, humanities faculty research fellow, 1978-1979. Vis.asst. Professor of English department University of California at Los Angeles, 1973.

Language consultant Harvard Graduate Prize Fellow, 1969-1972. Junior summer research fellow National Endowment for Humanities, 1975. Honorary fellow Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities U. Edinburgh, 1988.


  • Other Work

    • Author (with D. Calder et al): (book) Sources and Analogues of Old English Poetry, Volunteer II, 1983. Contributor articles in field to publications including, Celtica-British Archaeol. Reports, Studia Hibernica, Philological Quarterly.


Fellow: Medieval Academy Ireland. Member: Modern Language Association, Celtic Studies Association N. American (president 1985-1987), Medieval Association of the Pacific, Medieval Academy American, Harvard Club of New York City, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Nancy Ruth Geist, September 7, 1966 (divorced). Married second, Teresa A. Donovan, July 30, 1983. 1 child, Daniel Thomas.

Daniel John Melia

Rita Ann (Lough) Melia

Nancy Ruth Geist

Teresa A. Donovan

Daniel Thomas Melia