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literature and language professor

Peter Berek, American English educator. Woodrow Wilson Foundation fellow, 1961-1962; National Endowment for Humanities fellow, 1971-1972, 82-83. Member Modern Language Association, Shakespeare Association American, Malone Society, American Association of University Professors.

Background

Berek, Peter was born on June 20, 1940 in Brooklyn. Son of Leo and Ida (Kantrowitz) Berek.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Amherst College, 1961; Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1963; Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1967.

Career

Instructor English,, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, 1965-1967; assistant Professor of English,, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1967-1972; associate professor, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1972-1977; professor, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1977-1990; department chairman, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1980-1986; Morris professor rhetoric, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1984-1990; dean of college, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1975-1978; special assistant to president, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1987-1990; Professor of English, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, since 1990; dean faculty, provost, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, 1990-1998; interim president, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, fall 1995. Consultant National Endowment for Humanities, Washington, 1973-1976, 86-87, 89.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member Modern Language Association, Shakespeare Association American, Malone Society, American Association of University Professors.

Connections

Married Ellen H. Stark, June 10, 1962. Children— Rachel, Martha, Elizabeth.

father:
Leo Berek

mother:
Ida (Kantrowitz) Berek

spouse:
Ellen H. Stark

children:
Rachel Berek

Martha Berek

Elizabeth Berek