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priest , researcher , English language educator

Thomas George Kass, American English language educator, researcher, priest. Joined CLerics of Saint Viator, 1965; ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1977; certified pastroal counselor American Association for Clinical Pastoral Education.


Kass, Thomas George was born on August 29, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Anthony Joseph and Eleanor Maryann (Baszhowske) Kass.


Bachelor in English Literature, Loyola University, Chicago, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy in English and American Literature, Loyola University, Chicago, 1989. Master of Arts in English Language and Literature, University Chicago, 1969.

Master of Divinity, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, 1976.


Teacher English and religion, chairman department English, Griffin High School, Springfield, Illinois, 1969-1973. 79-84; deacon, associate pastor St. Viator Church, Chicago, 1976-1977. Teacher English and religion St. Viator High School, Arlington Heights, Illinois, 1977-1979.

Teaching assistant Loyola University, 1984-1985, Catherine Jarrott lecturer English, 1988-1989. Assistant professor St. Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire, since 1989. Instructor English, Lincolnland Community College, Springfield, 1970-1973, 82-84.

Master teacher English, supervisor on-site program for Illinois secondary teacher certified Sangamon State University, Springfield, 1970-1973. Reader, faculty consultant advanced placement examinations in English Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, since 1984, College Entrance Examination Board, New York City, since 1984.


  • Joined CLerics of Saint Viator, 1965. Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1977. Certified pastroal counselor American Association for Clinical Pastoral Education.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (booklet) (with Nancy D. Dodge) Thumpy's Story: A Story of Love and Grief Shared, 1984. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member Modern Language Association, Northeast Modern Language Association, American Society for 18th Century Studies, Johnson Society Midwest, Midwestern American Society for 18th Century Studies, National Council Teachers English, Northeastern American Society for 18th Century Studies.


Anthony Joseph Kass

Eleanor Maryann (Baszhowske) Kass