Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: University of Nebraska
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Robert Stock, Professor Emeritus at the University of Nebraska, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in English education.
Dr. Stock feels fortunate that he found a profession that he loved from the beginning. When he was a young boy, he became interested in 17th and 18th centuries books and began collecting them as a teenager. When he got to college, he knew he wanted to be an English professor. His freshman adviser, Professor Martin Nurmi, was also instrumental in developing his passion for the profession by selecting him for work outside the classroom. Prior to retiring in 2011 and receiving a professor emeritus title, Dr. Stock was a professor at the University of Nebraska. He began teaching at the institution in 1967 as an assistant professor of English and through the years became an associate professor, Vice Chairman of the Department of English and full professor.
In 1963, Dr. Stock earned a Bachelor of Arts from Kent State University before continuing his studies at Princeton University. He received a Master of Arts in 1965 and a PhD from the institution in 1967. Throughout his career, Dr. Stock received the Parents & Teachers Council Awards in 1992, 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2005. He was also recognized with the College Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1995. Dr. Stock’s career has been aided by his memberships to various organizations, including the American Society for 18th Century Studies, the Conference on Christianity and Literature and Phi Beta Kappa. He authored Johnson and Neoclassical Dramatic Theory in 1973, New Humanists in Nebraska in 1979, The Holy and the Daemonic from Browne to Blake in 1982, Flutes of Dionysus: Daemonic Enthrallment in Literature in 1989, as well as various contributions to professional journals.
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