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poet , English educator

Leslie Donley Foster, American English educator, poet. Active American Civil Liberties Union, Michigan, Illinois, since 1956, delegate upper peninsula, 1970-1975. With United States Air Force, 1951-1953. Member American Association of University Professors (national council 1978-1979, past president local chapter, bargainer, numerous state conference and local offices, special committee non-tenured faculty 1972-1975), Poetry Society of America.

Background

Foster, Leslie Donley was born on October 19, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Hollis Donley F. and Esther May (Lundy) Grim.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, University Chicago, 1954. Master of Arts in English, University Chicago, 1960. Postgraduate, University Toronto, 1963.

Doctor of Philosophy in English, University Notre Dame, 1973.

Career

Instructor English, Valparaiso (Indiana) U., 1959-1962, 63-64;instructor English, Northern Michigan U., Marquette, 1967-1971;assistant Professor of English, Northern Michigan U., Marquette, 1971-1975;associate Professor of English, Northern Michigan U., Marquette, 1975-1982;Professor of English, Northern Michigan U., Marquette, since 1982. Visiting Professor of English Njala U. College U. Sierra Leone, West Africa, 1982-1984, Birzeit U., Israel, 1975-1977. Panelist conference on tenure Danforth Foundation, Ohio, 1973, Mich Conference American Association of University Professors, 1973.

Membership

Active American Civil Liberties Union, Michigan, Illinois, since 1956, delegate upper peninsula, 1970-1975. With United States Air Force, 1951-1953. Member American Association of University Professors (national council 1978-1979, past president local chapter, bargainer, numerous state conference and local offices, special committee non-tenured faculty 1972-1975), Poetry Society of America.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: writing poetry.

Connections

Married Geraldine Pearl Raddatz, January 27, 1968 (divorced 1976). 1 child, Katharine Quinn.

father:
Hollis Donley F. Grim

mother:
Esther May (Lundy) Grim

spouse:
Geraldine Pearl Raddatz

child:
Katharine Quinn Foster