Peter Adolph Bien, PhD

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Title: Language Educator, Writer
Company: Dartmouth College
Location: Hanover, New Hampshire, United States

Peter Adolph Bien, PhD, Language Educator and Writer at Dartmouth College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Teaching.

Since 1997, Dr. Bien has held the title of professor emeritus from the prestigious Dartmouth College, after holding the title of Frederick Sessions Beebe ’35 Professor in the Art of Writing from 1989 to 1997. He is the recipient of a 2016 Nikos Kazantzakis Prize from the Municipality of Heraklion in Crete, as well as a 2015 Translation Prize from the Modern Greek Studies Association, among numerous awards for his prolific contributions to modern language. Dr. Bien was the translator of “Zorba the Greek” in 2014, and authored “The Selected Letters of Nikos Kazantzakis” in 2012, the latest in a long list of works going back to 1960.

Born in New York, New York to Adolph F. and Harriet Bien, Dr. Bien studied with Harvard University and earned a BA from Haverford College in 1952, followed by a MA from Columbia University in 1957. He conducted postgraduate coursework with the University of Bristol and completed a PhD from Columbia in 1961. Dr. Bien taught with Columbia until 1961, and went on to teach English at Dartmouth, becoming a professor of the Geisei School of Medicine there in 1974. While teaching there, he also conducted coursework with Woodbrooke College, and toured numerous other universities as a visiting professor, including the University of Crete, San Francisco State University, the University of Melbourne, and Princeton University.

Dr. Bien is the recipient of an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and holds an honorary PhD from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He founded a peer tutoring program at Dartmouth, and later founded the Kendal Retirement Community. Dr. Bien received a 2000 Golden Cross from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Australia, and a 1968 E. Harris Harbison Award for Distinguished Teaching from the Danforth Foundation. His work has been supported by a Fulbright Fellowship in 1958, 1983, and 1987. Notably, Dr. Bien is a former, two-time president of the Modern Greek Studies Association, and has supported the Yale Club New York City. He is an honorary member of the Hellenic Authors’ Society. Dr. Bien is also the proud father of Leander, Alec, and Daphne with his wife, Chrysanthi Yiannakou.

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