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Joseph Owen Dewey

literature and language professor

Joseph Owen Dewey, American literature and language professor. Named Teacher of Year, University Pittsburgh, 1992. Director Knights of Columbus, Council 4067, Johnstown, 1987—2004; Member of Steinbeck Society, Sports Literature Association (book review editor 1993), DeLillo Society.

Background

Dewey, Joseph Owen was born on October 22, 1960 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Son of Stanley Eugene and Dorothy Jane Dewey.

Education

Bachelor in English, Villanova University, Pennsylvania, 1981. Master of Arts in English, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy in English, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1987.

Career

Professor, American literature University Pittsburgh, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, since 1987.

Works

  • Author: (book) In a Dark Time: The Apocalyptic Temper in the American Novel of the Nuclear Age, Novels from Reagan's America: A New Realism, Understanding Richard Powers, Beyond Grief and Nothing: A Reading of Don DeLillo. Editor: Under Words.

Membership

Director Knights of Columbus, Council 4067, Johnstown, 1987—2004. Member of Steinbeck Society, Sports Literature Association (book review editor 1993), DeLillo Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music, films, sports, literature.

Connections

Married Julie Anne Miller, May 23, 1980. Children: Carolyn Anne, Mark Thomas.

father:
Stanley Eugene

mother:
Dorothy Jane Dewey

spouse:
Julie Anne Miller

children:
Carolyn Anne Dewey

Mark Thomas Dewey