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Newman Peter Birk

educator

Newman Peter Birk, American educator. Member National Council Teachers English (director 1959-1962), Modern Language Association, Conference Composition and Communication, American Association University professors.

Background

Birk, Newman Peter was born on March 24, 1906 in Owensboro, Kentucky, United States. Son of Louis Newman and Alyee Latimer (Baughman) Birk.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Centre College, 1928. Master of Arts, Tufts U., 1930. Postgraduate Harvard, 1932-1937.

Career

Teaching fellow English, Tufts U., 1928-1930, instructor, 1932-1941, assistant to associate professor, 1941-1957, Professor of English, 1958, Feltcher professor rhetoric, since 1959, chairman freshman English, 1941-1964. Instructor English, Simmons College, 1930-1932. Carnegie intern general education Brown U., 1955-1956.

Works

  • Author: (with Genevieve B. Birk) Understanding and Using English, 4th edit., 1965. Using English Effectively.

Membership

Member National Council Teachers English (director 1959-1962), Modern Language Association, Conference Composition and Communication, American Association University professors.

Connections

Married Mary Genevieve Blane, June 24, 1933.

father:
Louis Newman Birk

mother:
Alyee Latimer (Baughman) Birk

spouse:
Mary Genevieve Blane