Skip to main content

Gerber, Philip Leslie 1923-2005

GERBER, Philip Leslie 1923-2005

OBITUARY NOTICE— See index for CA sketch: Born December 4, 1923, in Aberdeen, SD; died January 5, 2005, in Brockport, NY. Educator and author. Gerber was a former professor of English at the State University of New York College at Brockport. An alumnus of the University of Iowa, he earned a B.A. there in 1946, an M.A. in 1948, and a Ph.D. in 1952. His teaching career began at Pan American University in Texas, where he was an instructor from 1952 until 1957. For the next five years he was an associate professor at the University of Utah, and from 1962 until 1965 he was a full professor at California State Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo. Gerber moved to New York to accept the Brockport position in 1966, remaining there until his retirement. Gerber was the author of several books on English and literature, including Effective English (1959), Willa Cather (1975), and Theodore Dreiser Revisited (1992). His work was honored in 1990 when he was presented with the MidAmerica award from the Society for Study of Midwestern Literature.



Chronicle of Higher Education, February 4, 2005, p. A41.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Gerber, Philip Leslie 1923-2005." Contemporary Authors. . 21 Jan. 2019 <>.

"Gerber, Philip Leslie 1923-2005." Contemporary Authors. . (January 21, 2019).

"Gerber, Philip Leslie 1923-2005." Contemporary Authors. . Retrieved January 21, 2019 from

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

The Chicago Manual of Style

American Psychological Association

  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.