JOSEPH R. URGO, Ph.D.
President, St. Mary's College of Maryland, July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2013.
Member, Joint Legislative and Executive Commission on Oversight of Public-Private Partnerships, 2010-12; Student Transfer Advisory Committee, 2012-13.
Born in Hartford, Connecticut. Haverford College, B.A. (political science), 1978; Wesleyan University, M.A.L.S. (liberal studies), 1982; Brown University, M.A., Ph.D. (american civilization; teaching fellow, 1983-85), 1985. Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Syracuse University, 1985-86. Andrew W. Mellon Fellow (american studies) and Assistant Professor of English, Vanderbilt University, 1986-89. Fulbright lectureship, Universities of Leon and Oviedo, Spain, 1992. Professor of English and Humanities, Bryant College, 1989-2000 (chair, english department, 1995-2000). Chair, English Department, University of Mississippi, 2000-06. Vice-President for Academic Affairs, and Dean of Faculty, Hamilton College, 2006-10 (acting president, spring 2009). Advisory Board, College Literature, 1994-; The Faulkner Journal, 1999-. Board of Governors, Willa Cather Foundation, Red Cloud, Nebraska, 2000-. Editorial Board, Willa Cather Review, 2001-. Board of Directors, Rowan Oak Society, 2002-06;, CollegeBound Foundation; Maryland Humanities Council, 2012-15. Member, Division III Chancellors and Presidents Advisory Group, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), 2011-. Author, Faulkner's Apocrypha: A Fable, Snopes, and the Spirit of Human Rebellion (1989); Novel Frames: Literature as Guide to Race, Sex, and History in American Culture (1991); Willa Cather and the Myth of American Migration (1995); and In the Age of Distraction (2000). Co-author, Reading Faulkner: Absalom, Absalom! (2010). Distinguished Faculty Award, Bryant College Alumni Association, 2000.
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