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German language educator

Peter David Gilson Brown, German language educator. Chairman Mid-Hudson Nuclear Opponents, New Paltz, New York, 1974-1980; legislation coordinator Safe Energy Coalition of New York State, Albany, 1974-1975; board directors Environmental Planning Lobby, Albany, 1976-1977, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1981-1983. Member Modern Language Association, American Association Teachers German.

Background

Brown, Peter David Gilson was born on October 18, 1943 in Alton, Illinois, United States. Son of Weir Messick and Vivian Virginia (Bauer) Brown.

Education

Bachelor summa cum laude, Columbia College, 1964. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1971.

Career

Instructor of German Columbia University, New York City, 1967-1971, Barnard College, New York City, 1968-1971. Assistant professor German State University of New York, New Paltz, 1971-1974, associate professor German, 1974-1986, professor German, 1986—1999, distinguished service professor German, since 1999. Director State University of New York Academy Summer Program, Hamburg/Stade, Federal Republic Germany, 1974-1998.

Member editorial advisory board Peter Lang Public, New York City, since 1986. Member United University Professions, executive board member 2008-2010, vice president academics, New Paltz chapter, since 2005.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: Oskar Panizza: His Life and Works, 1983. Editor: (series of 100 vols. ) Studies in Modern German Literature, since 1985, Studies in German Jewish History, since 1995, Women in German Literature, since 1997, The Love Council: A Heavenly Tragedy in Five Acts, 2005, Oskar Panizza & the Love Council, 2010.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Chairman Mid-Hudson Nuclear Opponents, New Paltz, New York, 1974-1980. Legislation coordinator Safe Energy Coalition of New York State, Albany, 1974-1975. Board directors Environmental Planning Lobby, Albany, 1976-1977, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1981-1983.

Member American Association of Teachers of German, Modern Language Association of America.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: writing poetry, piano playing, photography.

Connections

Married Elaine Greenblatt, September 10, 1966 (divorced August 1970). 1 child, Stephanie; Married Susan Roberta Jensen, September 11, 1970 (divorced March 1992). 1 child, Andrew J.B.

father:
Weir Messick Brown

mother:
Vivian Virginia (Bauer) Brown

spouse:
Elaine Greenblatt

spouse:
Susan Roberta Jensen

child:
Stephanie Brown

child:
Andrew J.B Brown