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English language educator , Humanities educator

Joseph Rocco Urgo, American English language and humanities educator. Recipient George Whatley prize for best article, 1987; Fulbright lecturer, Spain, 1992; Kenan-Venture grantee, 1987. Member Modern Language Association, N.E. Modern Language Association, American Literature Association, American Studies Association, William Faulkner Society, Willa Cather Society, N.E. Popular Culture Association, Fulbright Association.

Background

Urgo, Joseph Rocco was born on January 29, 1956 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Son of Joseph S. and Rose (Zito) Urgo.

Education

Bachelor, Haverford College, 1978. Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy, Brown University, 1985.

Career

Assistant professor American civilization Syracuse (New York ) University, 1985-1986. Assistant professor English, Andrew W. Mellow fellow in American studies Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 1986-1989. Assistant professor English and humanities Bryant College, Smithfield, Rhode Island, 1989-1991, associate professor, 1991-1995, professor English, chairman department, 1995-2000, University Mississippi, Oxford, since 2000.

Andrew W. Mellon fellow in American studies Vanderbilt University, 1986-1989.

Membership

Member Modern Language Association, N.E. Modern Language Association, American Literature Association, American Studies Association, William Faulkner Society, Willa Cather Society, N.E. Popular Culture Association, Fulbright Association.

Connections

Son of and Rose (Zito) University. Married Lesley Dretar, July 30, 1983. 1 child, George Dretar Urgo.

father:
Joseph S. Urgo

mother:
Rose (Zito) Urgo

spouse:
Lesley Dretar

child:
George Dretar Urgo