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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.

Background

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

Education

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.

Career

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.

Works

  • 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.

Membership

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.

Connections

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

father:
Daniel John Melia

mother:
Rita Ann (Lough) Melia

spouse:
Nancy Ruth Geist

spouse:
Teresa A. Donovan

child:
Daniel Thomas Melia