Dr. Greenfield Named Professor Emeritus

Dr. Greenfield at 2017 CommencementThe newest lifetime member of the University community is Dr. John Greenfield, who was granted Professor Emeritus status at the May 13 commencement ceremony.

Throughout his 33-year career at McKendree, the professor of English distinguished himself not only as an excellent teacher but also as a prolific scholar and dedicated leader among his peers. He chaired the Division of Languages, Literature, and Communication from 1996-1999, and the renamed Division of Humanities from 2012-2015. He was a long-standing director of the Honors Program, faculty advisor to the Literary Interest Society and the Sigma Tau Delta honor society for English majors. In 2003, he received the United Methodist Exemplary Teacher Award.

He has written or edited more than 25 articles, literary biographies or reviews, and given more than 50 presentations to professional audiences. He continues to produce scholarly papers, earning second place recently in the prestigious Keatsshelly Memorial Association Essay Contest.

Dr. Greenfield will continue to teach on a part-time basis next year.