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literature and language professor , writer

Jarold William Ramsey, American literature and language professor, writer. Recipient Don Walker award Western American Literature, 1979, Borestone Mount Foundation Best Poems award, 1972, 75, 76; Helen Bullis prize, 1984, Poetry prize Quarterly Review, 1989; Alumni Achievement award University Oregon Alumni Assn, 1990; National Endowment Arts writing grantee, 1974, 76; Ingram Merrill Foundation writing grantee, 1976.

Background

Ramsey, Jarold William was born on September 1, 1937 in Bend, Oregon, United States. Son of Augustus S. and Wilma E. (Mendenhall) Ramsey.

Education

Bachelor with honors, University Oregon, 1959. Ph. D., University Washington, 1966.

Career

Acting instructor, U. Washington, Seattle, 1963-1965; assistant Professor of English, U. Rochester, (New York), 1965-1970; associate professor, U. Rochester, (New York), 1970-1981; professor, U. Rochester, (New York, 1981-1997; professor emeritus, since 1997; director undergraduate research, U. Rochester, (New York, 1990-1996. Visiting Professor of English U. Victoria, B.C., Canada, 1974, 75-76. Director National Endowment for Humanities summer seminars on Indian literature, 1985, 88.

Works

Membership

Member Modern Language Association (chair commission on literature and languages of America 1991-1992), Association StudyAm. Indian Literature (president 1981), American Folklore Society, Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Dorothy Ann Quinn, August 16, 1959. Children: Kate, Sophia, John.

father:
Augustus S. Ramsey

mother:
Wilma E. (Mendenhall) Ramsey

spouse:
Dorothy Ann Quinn

children:
John Ramsey

Sophia Ramsey

Kate Ramsey