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literature and language professor , writer

Robert William Blake, American literature and language professor, writer. Certified teacher Massachusetts, secondary English New York, secondary school principal New York, superintendent New York.

Background

Blake, Robert William was born on January 25, 1930 in Springfield, Vermont, United States. Son of Kenneth Davidson Blake and Erma Rhoda Curtis.

Education

Bachelor in English, American International, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1952. Master of Arts in English, Boston University, 1954. Doctor of Education in Curriculum, University Rochester, 1964.

Career

English teacher Amherst (Massachusetts) Junior High School, 1957, West Springfield (Massachusetts) High School, 1954—1958, Canandaigua (New York ) Academy, 1958—1960, supervising vice principal, 1960—1962. Associate professor State University of New York, Brockport, 1963—1964, professor, 1964—1995, professor emeritus, since 1995. Literature consultant International Reading Association, Bismarck, North Dakota, 2004, New York State Reading Association, Saratoga, 2004, New York State English Council, Albany, 2004, International Sociological Association, Barcelona, 2008.

President New York State English Council, 1971. Served with United States Army, 1955-1956.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher Massachusetts, secondary English New York, secondary school principal New York, superintendent New York.

Works

  • book

    • Literacy Primer

      (The Literacy Primer is devoted to the most recent topics ...)

Membership

Regional vice president Day Sailor Association, Eugene, Oregon, 1970—1995. Lay reader, vestryman St. Luke's Episcopal, Brockport, 1964—1965. Treasurer, board directors Brockport Yacht Club, 1964—1970.

Member of International Reading Association, National Council Teachers English, United Kingdom Literature Assn.

Connections

Married Carol Ann Clark. Children: David Whittier, Brett Elizabeth, Robert William Junior.

father:
Kenneth Davidson Blake

mother:
Erma Rhoda Curtis

spouse:
Carol Ann Clark

children:
Robert William Junior Blake

David Whittier Blake

Brett Elizabeth Blake