Robert D. Foulke, PhD

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Title: English Educator, Writer
Location: Bloomington, Minnesota, United States 

Robert D. Foulke, English Educator, Writer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for his dedication, achievements, and leadership.

While studying at Princeton University, Dr. Foulke took part in a specialized program designed to give him exposure to several different fields, all of which were relevant to the humanities. He was one of many students inspired by the material being taught; it was then that he knew he wanted to pursue a scholarly career. After completing the program, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1952.  He has been an active scholar and writer since 1961, though he has had a number of other positions along the way, including time spent in the military.  From 1954 to 1974, he acted as a lieutenant commander in the United States Naval Reserves. He has had many positions in the field of English education, including, but not limited to, assistant professor, associate professor, and chairman. Dr. Foulke is additionally an esteemed author; he has published numerous creative works, including “The Sea Voyage Narrative,” and “A Visitor’s Guide to Colonial and Revolutionary New England.”

Dr. Foulke considers his time spent as chairman of the English department at Skidmore College to be the highlight of his career. He is proud of how his actions in that role were able to positively influence the department as a whole. Furthermore, Dr. Foulke is active in many professional societies, some of which are the Modern Language Association, the Society of American Travel Writers, and the National Maritime Historical Society. As a result of his prosperous career, Dr. Foulke has been honored with the Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019.

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