Biography

Gregory M. Sadlek


On July 1, 2005, Gregory M. Sadlek will become the founding Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio. From 1989 to 2005, he served in the English Department of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), where he taught courses in the history of the English language as well as on the poetry of Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, and Dante Alighieri. Before then, Sadlek taught at Northern Illinois University, Hamilton College, and the Université de Nantes in France.

Sadlek holds a Ph.D. in English from Northern Illinois University and an M.A. in English from Eastern Illinois University. Sadlek also holds a B.A. in philosophy (Quincy College), and he studied theology on the graduate level for one year (Catholic Theological Union).

Sadlek has presented numerous papers and published widely on medieval literature.  His articles on the South English Legendary, Chaucer's poetry, Ben Jonson's poetry, and the Roman de la Rose have been published in such journals as Studia Neophilologica, Studies in Philology, the Chaucer Review, and the Chaucer Yearbook. He edited two volumes of the Index to Reviews of Bibliographical Publications, a reference work for scholars working in any of the fields of scholarly bibliography.  His book, Idleness Working: The Discourse of Love's Labor from Ovid through Chaucer and Gower, a literary critical study of ancient and medieval love poetry, was published by Catholic University of America Press in 2004.

Sadlek has held several professional leadership roles. He was Chairperson of the UNO English Department from 1994 to 2000. From 1995 to 1998, he was Secretary/Treasurer of the International Courtly Literature Society, North American Branch, a professional society for scholars studying medieval courtly literature.  From 1998 to1999, he served as President of the UNO chapter of the American Association of University Professors, the UNO faculty's bargaining agent. From May 2002 to May 2004, he served two one-year terms as President of the UNO Faculty Senate.

Sadlek is married to Françoise Rolland. They have two children, Jonathan and Benjamin.


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