Schneider, Richard J. 1945-
SCHNEIDER, Richard J. 1945-
PERSONAL: Born June 22, 1945, in New Ulm, MN; son of Richard C. (a post office foreman) and Myrtle (a homemaker and teacher's aide; maiden name, Miller) Schneider; married Mary Nielsen, August 8, 1969; children: Eric, Heidi, Rick. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Hamline University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1967; University of California—Santa Barbara, M.A., 1968, Ph.D., 1973. Politics: Democrat. Hobbies and other interests: Film, racquet-ball, music, hiking, fishing.
ADDRESSES: Home—Waverly, IA. Office—Department of English and Modern Languages, Wartburg College, Waverly, IA 50677. E-mail—[email protected].
CAREER: High school English teacher in San Jose, CA, 1969-70; Ventura College, Ventura, CA, instructor in English, 1972; Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College), Wilson, NC, professor of English, 1973-86, department chair, 1979-84, director of Center for Professional Development, 1985-86; Wartburg College, Waverly, IA, professor of English, 1986—, Slife Professor of Humanities, 1994—, department chair, 1986-94, chair of faculty council, 1999-2001. Lecturer at other institutions, including University of Northern Iowa, 1987, and University of Edinburgh, 2001.
MEMBER: Modern Language Association of America, Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, American Literature Association, Thoreau Society (member of board of directors, 2001—).
AWARDS, HONORS: Grants from National Endowment for the Humanities, 1979, 1983, and Southern Regional Education Board, 1985.
Henry David Thoreau, Twayne Publishers (Boston, MA), 1987.
Approaches to Teaching Thoreau's Walden and Other Works, Modern Language Association of America (New York, NY), 1996.
A Teacher's Guide to Walden, Beacon Press (Boston, MA), 1997.
(Editor and contributor) Thoreau's Sense of Place: Essays in American Environmental Writing, University of Iowa Press (Iowa City, IA), 2000.
Contributor to books, including Postmodern Fiction: A Bio-Bibliographical Guide, edited by Larry McCaffery, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1986; and The Cambridge Companion to Henry David Thoreau, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1995. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Critique, Journal of the American Renaissance, and Review of Contemporary Fiction. Editor, Concord Saunterer, 2000—; associate editor, Crucible, 1974-84.
WORK IN PROGRESS: Editing "Henry David Thoreau" for the Dictionary of Literary Biography; research on Thoreau and "racial science."