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department chairman , professor

Robert P. Burke, American literature and language professor, department chairman.

Background

Burke, Robert P. was born on December 1, 1930 in Kincaid, Illinois, United States. Son of Michael J. and Alice A. (Manuel) Burke.

Education

Bachelor of Science, New Mexico Western University, 1955. Master of Science, University Illinois, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, Soythern Illinois University, 1971.

Career

Elementary school teacher, Tovey, Illinois, 1950—1952. Assistant professor Arkansas State Teachers College, Conway, 1957—1960. Instructor, chairman department English Joliet Junior College, Illinois, since 1960.

Second lieutenant United States Army, 1952-1954, PTO.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Chief coordinator Will County Democratic party, 1974—1978. Board directors Will County Counseling Agency, 1974—1978. Member, vice president Joliet High School Board, 1974—1980.

Trustee Will County Regional Education Board, since 1981. Member of Association Departments English, American Federation Teachers, College Council Composition and Communication, National Council Teachers English, Blue Key.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, photography.

Connections

Married Roberta L. Brown, August 4, 1929. Children: John, Kelly.

father:
Michael J. Burke

mother:
Alice A. (Manuel) Burke

spouse:
Roberta L. Brown

children:
John Burke

Kelly Burke