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English language and literature educator

Donald Glenn Marshall, American English language and literature educator. Recipient Bell prize Harvard University, 1965, Webster prize Yale University, 1967; National Endowment of the Humanities Younger Humanist fellow, 1973-1974; grantee University of California at Los Angeles, University Iowa, Howard A. White award, Pepperdine University, 2008.


Marshall, Donald Glenn was born on September 9, 1943 in Long Beach, California, United States. Son of Albert Louis and Margaret Corinne (Morrison) Marshall.


AB summa cum laude, Harvard University, 1965;Master of Philosophy, Yale University, 1969;Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1971.


Assistant professor English University of California at Los Angeles, 1969-1975. From associate professor to professor English University Iowa, Iowa City, 1975-1990. Honors director University Iowa College Liberal Arts, 1981-1985.

Professor English department University Illinois, Chicago, 1990—2003, head department, 1990—2000. Professor Great Books Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, since 2003.



Member of Modern Language Association, Illinois Humanities Council (board directors 1994—2000, Chicago Humanities Festival board director 1997—2003), The Poetry Foundation (trustee 1996—2011, president 1998—2000, 2009-2011), Conference Christianity and Literature (board directors 2000-2003).


Married Kathleen Bonann, June 21, 1975. Children: Stephanie Deborah, Zachary Louis.

Albert Louis Marshall

Margaret Corinne (Morrison) Marshall

Kathleen Bonann

Stephanie Deborah Marshall

Zachary Louis Marshall