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English language educator

Thomas Jay Garbaty was English language educator. Recipient Amoco Teaching award, 1968, State of Michigan Teaching Excellence award, 1990, First Biennial award University Michigan Students with Disabilities, 1991. Member Modern Language Association (life, chairman division on Chaucer 1976), Medieval Academy, New Chaucer Society, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Garbaty, Thomas Jay was born on January 10, 1930.

Education

Bachelor, Haverford College, 1951. Master of Arts, University Pennsylvania, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1957.

Career

Assistant professor English Department Clemson University, 1957-1960. Member faculty department English, University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1960-1993, professor, 1971-1993, professor emeritus, since 1993. Visiting professor University Bern, Switzerland, 1970-1980.

Television commentator, Public Broadcasting Service.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributing author Variorum Chaucer, 1970-1990. Assistant editor: Middle English Dictionary, 1960-1961. Member editorial board Genre, Envoi.

      Editor Medieval English Literature, since 1984. Contributor to Medieval England, an Encyclopedia and Modern Language Association Approaches to Teaching the Canterbury Tales. Reviewer, contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member Modern Language Association (life, chairman division on Chaucer 1976), Medieval Academy, New Chaucer Society, Phi Beta Kappa.