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English educator

George Douglas Atkins, American English educator. Postdoctoral fellow Clark Library., University of California at Los Angeles, 1972, School Criticism and Theory, University California, Irvine, 1978, Hall Center, University Kansas, 1986-1987; grantee American Council Learned Societies, 1976; recipient Kenyon Review Literary Excellence award in non-fiction prose, 1991.


Atkins, George Douglas was born on May 16, 1943 in Greenville, South Carolina, United States.


AB, Wofford College, 1965;Master of Arts, University of Virginia, 1966;Doctor of Philosophy, University of Virginia, 1969.


Assistant professor, U. Kansas, Lawrence, 1969-1973;associate professor, U. Kansas, Lawrence, 1973-1979;Professor of English, U. Kansas, Lawrence, since 1979;coordinator graduate studies in English, U. Kansas, Lawrence.



Member Modern Language Association, South Atlantic Modern Language Association (editorial board 1979-1982), Midwest Modern Language Association.


S. George D. and Thursey Mae (McAbee) A. Married Jean Holman Pollard, August 5, 1967 (divorced 1987). Children: Shannon Leslie, Christopher Douglas.

Jean Holman Pollard

Shannon Leslie Atkins

Christopher Douglas Atkins