John A. McCluskey, Author, Teacher

Name: John A. McCluskey, Author, Teacher

Title: Literature Educator, Writer
Location: Bloomington, Indiana, United States

John A. McCluskey, Author, Teacher, Literature Educator and Writer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership.

Mr. McCluskey has been passionate about writing for as long as he can remember. In 1966, he graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts in social relations. He subsequently furthered his education at Stanford University and acquired a Master’s in English. He began his journey to professional success at Miles University as a lecturer in 1967. In the following years, he brought his expertise to Case-Western Reserve University, where he resided as a lecturer and assistant professor. In 1977, Mr. McCluskey was hired at Indiana University as an associate professor. This was the first of many esteemed positions for him at the university, as he went on to take on roles such as professor, associate dean, and chair of Afro-American studies. In 2008, Mr. McCluskey retired after a long and successful career in education.

Outside of his primary ventures, Mr. McCluskey additionally found success as an author. Over the course of many years, he has published a number of works, the first of which was his 1974 novel, “Look What They Done to My Song.” Some of his other notable works include “Mr. America’s Last Season Blues,” which was published in 1983, as well as “City of Refuge,” by Rudolph Fisher, for which he served as an editor. Most recently, in 2012, Mr. McCluskey provided his skills as a co-editor for “Black Chicago Renaissance.”

In light of his numerous accomplishments, Mr. McCluskey was lauded as One of the Outstanding Educators of America in 1976. He was additionally honored as a Yaddo Fellow in 1984 and 1986. As a further testament to his success, he is featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, and Who’s Who in the Midwest.

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