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American literature educator

Robert William Lewis, American literature educator.

Background

Lewis, Robert William was born on December 15, 1930 in Elrama, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Robert William and Beryl Gerardine (Dillon) Lewis.

Education

Bachelor, University Pittsburgh, 1952. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1963.

Career

Instructor, U. Nebraska, Lincoln, 1955-1958;assistant, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1958-1963;assistant professor, University Texas, Austin, 1963-1969;associate professor, U. North Dakota, Grand Forks, 1969-1971;chair department English, U. North Dakota, Grand Forks, 1969-1978;professor, U. North Dakota, Grand Forks, since 1971;coordinator American studies, U. North Dakota, Grand Forks, since 1978;Chester Fritz distinguished Professor of English, U. North Dakota, Grand Forks, since 1990;coordinator peace studies, since 1992. Visiting Fulbright-Hays professor Catania (Italy) U., 1967-1968, Ain Shams U., Cairo, 1975-1976. Visiting professor American U. Cairo, 1975-1976.

Works

Membership

Chair North Dakota Humanities Council, Bismarck, 1982-1984, North Dakota Museum Art, Grand Forks, 1990-1992. Lieutenant colonel United States Army, 1952-1954, Korea. Member Modern Language Association, American Association of University Professors, Association American Colleges, Linguistic Circle of Manitoba and North Dakota, Council Editors of Learned Journals, Ernest Hemingway Foundation (chairman board directors 1987-1992), Hemingway Society (president 1987-1992), Iota Tau Alpha.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, canoeing, sports.

Connections

Married Leila Aurora José, September 3, 1955 (divorced 1978). Children: Lisa Deirdre, Nina Maureen Gabrielle.

father:
Robert William Lewis

mother:
Beryl Gerardine (Dillon) Lewis

spouse:
Leila Aurora José

children:
Lisa Deirdre Lewis

Nina Maureen Gabrielle Lewis