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English language educator

Robert Donald Narveson, American English language educator.

Background

Narveson, Robert Donald was born on June 3, 1930 in Erskine, Minnesota, United States. Son of Carl Robert and Sophie Helen (Krbechek) Narveson.

Education

Bachelor, Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, 1953. Master of Arts, University Chicago, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1962.

Career

Instructor, Concordia College, 1954-1955;instructor, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1958-1962;assistant professor, associate Professor of English,, U. Nebraska, Lincoln, 1962-1974;professor, U. Nebraska, Lincoln, 1975-1996;emeritus, U. Nebraska, Lincoln, since 1996.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: (essays) An Olio of Notions, 1988. Contributor poems, short stories, essays, and articles to professional publications.

Membership

President Lincoln Friends Chamber Music, 1965-1972, Lincoln Chess Foundation, 1975-1985. Member Modern Language Association, American Association of University Professors, National Council Teachers English, Society for Study Midwestern Literature (vice president 1990-1991, president 1991-1992), American Civil Liberties Union, Nebraska Civil Liberties Union (board directors), Lincoln Chess Club (president 1991-1995).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: chess, sailing, windsurfing.

Connections

Married Phyllis Elaine Grimsrud, June 26, 1956. Children: Karl Frederick, Katherine Ruth, Martha Kirsten.

father:
Carl Robert Narveson

mother:
Sophie Helen (Krbechek) Narveson

spouse:
Phyllis Elaine Grimsrud

children:
Karl Frederick Narveson

Katherine Ruth Narveson

Martha Kirsten Narveson