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Indic culture educator

Edwin Mahaffey Gerow, American Indic culture educator. Ford Foundation fellow, 1959-1961; American Institute Indian Studies fellow, 1967-1968, 75; Smithsonian Institution fellow, 1984. Member American Oriental Society (chair editorial board, member board directors, executive committee Sanskrit council), Société Asiatique, Philological Association Pacific Coast.

Background

Gerow, Edwin Mahaffey was born on October 16, 1931 in Akron, Ohio, United States. Son of Adolphus Denton and Alice Corinne (Mahaffey) Gerow.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Chicago, 1952; Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1962; postgraduate, U. Paris, 1954-1956, 59-60; postgraduate, U. Madras, 1960-1961.

Career

Assistant professor Sanskrit, U. Rochester, 1962-1964; lecturer Sanskrit, Columbia University, 1963-1964; assistant professor, U. Washington, Seattle, 1964-1967; associate professor, U. Washington, Seattle, 1967-1973; associate director Far Eastern and Russian Institute, U. Washington, Seattle, 1969-1973; Frank L. Sulzberger professor civilizations, professor Sanskrit department South Asian languages and civilizations, University of Chicago, 1973-1987; visiting professor humanities, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, 1985-1989; professor religion and humanities, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, since 1989. Visiting professor of history and literature of religions Northwestern University, 1980. Visiting fellow department religion studies U. Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, 1993.

Works

Membership

Member American Oriental Society (chair editorial board, member board directors, executive committee Sanskrit council), Société Asiatique, Philological Association Pacific Coast.

Connections

Married Cheryl Ann Chevis, November 18, 1976. Children from previous marriage– Matthew, Aaron.

father:
Adolphus Denton Gerow

mother:
Alice Corinne (Mahaffey) Gerow

spouse:
Cheryl Ann Chevis