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English literature educator

Daniel Paul Terkla, American English literature educator.


Terkla, Daniel Paul was born on September 14, 1952 in Long Beach, California, United States. Son of Dan R. and Helen Elizabeth Terkla.


Bachelor in Liberal Studies, California State University, Long Beach, 1979;Master of Arts in Medieval Studies, California State University, Long Beach, 1986;postgraduate, Oxford (England) University, 1985-1986;Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Literature, University of Southern California, 1992.


Elementary teacher, Long Beach (California) Unified School District, 1980-1985;math specialist, Long Beach (California) Unified School District, 1986-1987;instructor, University of Southern California, 1987-1991;assistant Professor of English, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1992-1995;faculty department English, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, since 1995. Presenter in field.


  • Other Work

    • Editor, co-editor, contributor Nexus: The Comparative Literature Newsletter, 1990-1992. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member Modern Language Association, Center for Renaissance and Medieval Studies, Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages, International Arthurian Society, International Center of Medieval Art, Medieval Association American, Philological Association of the Pacific Coast, Society for Italian History Studies, Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Lits., Southeastern Medieval Association, Southern Comparative Literature Association.


Married Kathleen Ann Begley, July 10, 1976 (divorced April 1993).

Dan R.

Helen Elizabeth Terkla

Kathleen Ann Begley