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travel writer , English educator

Robert Dana Foulke, American English educator, writer. Fulbright fellow University London, 1959-1960, Alexander O. Vietor fellow John Carter Brown Library., Brown University, 1993.

Background

Foulke, Robert Dana was born on April 25, 1930 in Minneapolis. Son of Robert William and Bertha Almeda (Peterson) Foulke.

Education

AB, Princeton University, 1952;Master of Arts, University of Minnesota, 1957;Doctor of Philosophy, University of Minnesota, 1961.

Career

Instructor English, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1956-1961;assistant Professor of English, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, 1961-1966;associate Professor of English, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, 1966-1970;Professor of English, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1970-1992;department chairman English, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1970-1980;director National Endowment for Humanities grant, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1981-1983;scholar, writer, since 1992. Visiting professor Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 1980, 83, member corporation, since 1990. Visiting professor Williams-Mystic (Connecticut) Program, 1982, Regents College, London, 1989.

Visiting associate, life member Clare Hall, Cambridge (England) University, 1976-1977, 90-91. Visiting fellow department English Princeton University, 1988.

Works

Membership

Director The Lake George Club, Diamond Point, New York, 1977-1982, commodore, 1981-1982. Elder First Presbyterian Church, Glens Falls, New York, since 1982. Trustee Glens Falls History Association, 1988-1993.

Executive committee Black Watch Council, New York City, 1993-1996. Member of Modern Language Association, Eastern Ski Writers Association (director 2004-2008), College English Association 1981-1984, North America Snowsports Journalists Association, Society of America Travel Writers, North America Society Oceanic History (executive council 1995—2000), American Society Journalists and Authors, Travel Journalists Guild (Second vice president 2002-2004, co-president 2004-2006), Society for Nautical Research, Melville Society, Hakluyt Society, Joseph Conrad Society, National Maritime History Society, Lake George Rotary Club (director 1984-1986, 1998—2000).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sailing, skiing, canoeing, heritage travel, cruises.

Connections

Married Patricia Ann Nelson, December 29, 1953. Children: David William, Carolyn Denise, Deborah Annual.

father:
Robert William Foulke

mother:
Bertha Almeda (Peterson) Foulke

spouse:
Patricia Ann Nelson

children:
David William Foulke

Carolyn Denise Foulke

Deborah Annual Foulke