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Steven Hershel Gale, American humanities educator. Grant, National Endowment of the Humanities, 1987, Frankfort Arts Foundation, 1991-1992.


Gale, Steven Hershel was born on August 18, 1940 in San Diego, California, United States. Son of Norman Arthur and Mary Louise (Wilder) Gale.


Bachelor, Duke University, 1963. Master of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, University Southern California, 1970.


Reading assistant English Los Angeles Metropolitan College, 1965—1966. Teaching assistant University Southern California, 1966, instructor, 1967—1968. Associate University of California at Los Angeles, 1968—1970.

Assistant professor University Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, 1970—1973. Fulbright professor University Liberia, Monrovia, 1973—1974. Associate professor University Florida, Gainesville, 1974—1980.

Professor, head department English Missouri Southern State College, Joplin, 1980—1984, director college honors program, 1984—1987. University endowed professor humanities Kentucky State University, Frankfort, since 1988. With Association Departments English Annual Salary Survey, 1984.

Special advisor Liberian Ministry Education, 1973—1974. Consultant National Endowment of the Humanities, Florida Fine Arts Council, Kentucky Department of Arts, Kentucky Humanities Council. Speaker National Endowment of the Humanities Humanities Perspectives on Professions, India, 1964.

Consultant and lecturer United States Information Service United States Speakers Program, 1995.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: Butter's Going Up, 1977, Harold Pinter: An Annotated Bibliography, 1978, S. J. Perelman: An Annotated Bibliography, 1985, Harold Pinter: Critical Approaches, 1986, Society of Jesus (Jesuit) Perelman: A Critical Study, 1987. Co-editor: West African Folktales, 1995. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Reviewer Garland Press, Cambridge University Press, Pennsylvania State University Press, University Tennessee Press. St. Martin's Press; member alumni admissions committee Duke University. Judge Joplin Globe Regional Spelling Bee.

Sideline official Joplin Boys' Club Girls' Soccer. Umpire Joplin Girls Little League softball. Advisory board directors Joplin-National Affiliation for Literacy Advance, 1982—1988.

Vice president Great Plains Regional Honors Council, 1986. Member of American Association of University Professors, Modern Language Association, American Society Theatre Research, National Council Teachers of English, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, College English Association, American Literature Association, American Society Theatre Research, Missouri State Teachers Association, Florida High School Activities Association, Mid-Florida Officials Association, Florida Track Officials Association, Harold Pinter Society, Beckett Society, National Collegiate Honors Council, College England Association, Conference on College Composition, National Retired Teachers Association, Fulbright Alumni Association, Southern Association Africanists, American Film Institute, African Studies Center, American Theatre Association, Chi Delta Pi.


Married Kathy L. L. Johnson, May 20, 1973. Children: Shannon Erin, Ashley Alyssa, Kristin Heather.

Norman Arthur Gale

Mary Louise (Wilder) Gale

Kathy L. L. Johnson

Shannon Erin Gale

Ashley Alyssa Gale

Kristin Heather Gale