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Robert Dunn Faner

educator

Robert Dunn Faner, American educator. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Named Great Teacher, Southern Illinois U., 1964.; Member Phi Kappa Phi (chapter president 1965).

Background

Faner, Robert Dunn was born on July 12, 1906 in Waterford, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Joseph F. and Gertrude (Dunn) Faner.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Allegheny College, 1927. Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1928. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1947.

Career

Instructor English, U. Oregon, 1928-1930. Member of faculty Southern Illinois U., 1930-1967, Professor of English, 1952-1967, department chairman, 1964-1967. Fulbright professor universities Aix-en-Provence and Grenoble (France), 1959-1960.

Visiting professor U. Colorado, summers 1940, 41, University of Illinois, 1961. President Carbondale Community Concert Association, 1950-1967.

Works

  • Author: Walt Whitman and Opera, 1951.

Membership

Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Named Great Teacher, Southern Illinois U., 1964. Member Phi Kappa Phi (chapter president 1965).

Connections

father:
Joseph F. Faner

mother:
Gertrude (Dunn) Faner