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JOHN EDGAR TIDWELL

Curriculum Vitae


Department of English
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045-2115
785-864-2583 (office)
785-864-1159 (fax)
Email: tidwelje@ku.edu

 

  • Ph.D., English, University of Minnesota, 1981. Diss. "Cultural Collaboration and Iconoclasm: The Literary and Cultural Criticism of Alain Locke and Sterling Brown"
  • M.A., English, Creighton University, 1971
  • B.A., English, Washburn University, 1969

OTHER EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • Fellow, Humanities Research Fellowship, Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas, Spring 2006
  • Non-resident Fellow, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research, Harvard University, 1 July 2003 to 30 June 2004. (nonstipendiary appointment)
  • Participant, “African American Traditions: The Legacy of the Harlem Renaissance,” Penn State University, 9–13 June 1998, directed by Prof. Carl Blake
  • Participant, "African American Voices: Language, Literature, and Criticism in Vernacular Theory and Pedagogy," Penn State University, 21-25 June 1994, directed by Drs. Bernard Bell and William Harris 
  • Visiting Fellow, Afro-American Studies, Yale University, 1985-1986
  • (Auditor), NEH Summer Seminar, Atlanta University, 1979. "Alain Locke, The Harlem Renaissance, and Afro-American Culture," directed by Professor Richard A. Long

 

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TEACHING EXPERIENCES

  • Associate Professor, English Department, University of Kansas, 1999 to present
  • Associate Professor (with tenure), English Department, Miami University, 1993 to 1999
  • Langston Hughes Visiting Professor of English and of African and African American Studies, University of Kansas, Spring Semester 1994
  • Visiting Scholar in English and in Ethnic Minority Studies, Kansas State University, 15-19 March 1993
  • Assistant Professor, English Department, Miami University, Fall 1987 to 1992
  • Assistant Professor, English Department, University of Kentucky, Spring 1981 to 1987 (on leave 1985-1986)
  • Visiting Instructor, Black Studies Program, Carleton College, Spring 1979 and Fall 1977
  • Teaching Associate II, Afro-American Studies Department, University of Minnesota, 1975-1978
  • Instructor, English Department, Saint Olaf College, 1973-1977 (on leave 1975-1977)
  • Lecturer, English Department, Creighton University, 1971-1973
  • Instructor, English Department and Black Studies Department, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1971-1973
  • Instructor, Upward Bound Program, Creighton University, Summers 1970 and 1971
  • Instructor, New Careers Program, Creighton University, 1970-1971
  • Instructor, English Department, Maur Hill Catholic College Preparatory School in Atchison, Kansas, 1968-1970

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HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Humanities Research Fellowship, Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas, Spring 2006
  • Sabbatical, University of Kansas, Fall 2005
  • University of Kansas, General Research Funds, summers 2000, 2001, and 2002
  • Scholar-in-Residence, Johnson County Community College, Kansas City, KS, February 17–19, 1999
  • Faculty Improvement Leave, Miami University, Fall 1997.
  • Alumni Fellows Program, Washburn University, October 22-24, 1994.
  • Alumni of Notable Achievement, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, selected June 1994.
  • Langston Hughes Visiting Professor of English and of African and African American Studies, University of Kansas, Spring Semester 1994.
  • Visiting Scholar in English and in Ethnic Minority Studies, Kansas State University, 15-19 March 1993.
  • NEH Summer Stipend, awarded March 1993.
  • Miami University, Grant for Research Graduate Assistant, for 1993-1994.
  • NEH Travel to Collections Grant, awarded December 1992.
  • Miami University, Assigned Research Appointment, Fall 1990.
  • Miami University, Summer Research Appointment, 1988.
  • NEH Fellowship for Independent Study and Research, 1985-1986.
  • NEH Summer Stipend, 1985 (refused).
  • NEH Travel to Collections Fellowship, awarded December 1983.
  • American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, Fall 1982.
  • University of Kentucky Summer Faculty Research Fellowship, 1981, 1982, and 1983.
  • National Fellowships Fund Award, 1978-1981 (for dissertation work).
  • Jessamine Allen Dissertation Fund Award, University of Minnesota, Fall 1980.
  • Putnam Dana McMillan Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Summer 1979.
  • American Lutheran Church Future Faculty Fellowship, 1975-1977.

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ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Project Director, "Reading and Remembering Langston Hughes," University of Kansas, 2001-2002
  • Director, American Minority Studies, St. Olaf College, 1973-1974
  • Acting Chairman, Black Studies Department, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1972-1973
  • Director, Atchison Neighborhood Center, Atchison, KS, 1969-1970

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CONSULTANT ACTIVITIES

  • Manuscript Reviewer, University of Tennessee Press, 2000-2001
  • Resident Scholar, "Crossing Boundaries/Making Connections: African American and American Culture," Kansas Humanities Council, Spring 1996
  • Reviewer, Reference Materials Program, Division of Research Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities, November 1994
  • Panelist, Literature, Languages, and Humanities Committee, Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships Program, National Research Council, March 1995 and March 1996
  • Manuscript Reviewer, African American Review, 1994– present; Callaloo, 1997
  • Editorial Consultant, Prentice-Hall Publishing Company, 1998

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PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Modern Language Association
  • College Language Association
  • The Langston Hughes Society

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