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English educator

Norman Robert Leer, American English educator. Indiana University fellow, 1962-1963; recipient Burlington Northern award Roosevelt University, Chicago, 1985, Illinois Significant Poet award presented by Gwendolyn Brooks, 1990. Member Phi Beta Kappa.


Leer, Norman Robert was born on February 25, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Andrew and Helen (Kornstein) Leer.


Bachelor in English, Grinnell College, 1958. Master of Arts in English, Indiana University, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy in English, Indiana University, 1964.


Instructor English, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1963-1965;assistant Professor of English, Beloit (Wisconsin) College, 1965-1967;assistant Professor of English, Roosevelt University, Chicago, 1967-1972;associate Professor of English, Roosevelt University, Chicago, 1972-1978;Professor of English, Roosevelt University, Chicago, since 1978. Director special education Operation Encouragement, Chicago, 1966. Board member Urban Life Center, Chicago, 1970-1974.

Director Haydon Institute Ethical Studies, Chicago, 1968-1970. Fulbright lecturer Odense U., Denmark, 1974-1975.


Member Phi Beta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: collecting jazz, classical and folk records, traveling.


Married Grethe Brix-Jørgensen, May 9, 1975.

Andrew Leer

Helen (Kornstein) Leer

Grethe Brix-Jørgensen