Peter G. Beidler
Department of English
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Earlham College BA English 1962
Lehigh University MA English 1965 (Thesis: “Chaucer and the Decameron”)
Lehigh University PhD English 1968 ( Dissertation: “Chaucer’s Merchant’s Tale”)
Univ. of Arizona Postdoctoral study in anthropology, 1973–74 (NEH fellowship)
Positions held at Lehigh University:
Lucy G. Moses Distinguished Professor of English, 1978–2007 (retired).
Acting Vice President for Student Affairs, 1981–83.
Faculty Associate to the Provost, 1979–81.
Professor of English, 1977–78.
Associate Professor of English, 1972–77.
Assistant Professor of English, 1968–72.
Junior Lindback Award for distinguished teaching by a junior faculty member, Lehigh University, 1971.
National Professor of the Year, by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation, Washington, DC, 1983.
Research Professor, University of Kent, Canterbury, England, 1983–84.
Fulbright Professorship, Sichuan University, Chengdu, People’s Republic of China, 1987–88.
Alumni Life Achievement Award, Earlham College, 1988.
NEH Summer Institute participant, Newberry Library’s “Transatlantic Encounters,” Chicago, 1989.
NEH Summer Institute participant, Newberry Library’s “Sources in American Indian History,” Chicago, 1990.
NEH Summer Institute participant, Yale University’s “The Literature of Boccaccio,” New Haven, 1991.
NEH Summer Seminar, Columbia University’s “Chaucer in the Twentieth Century,” New York, 1993.
Senior Lindback Award for distinguished teaching by a senior faculty member, 1994, Lehigh University.
Robert Foster Cherry Visiting Distinguished Teaching Professor, Baylor University, 1995-96.
Dorothy B. and Donald L. Stabler Foundation Award for distinguished teaching, 2001 Lehigh University.
Deming Lewis Faculty Award for a faculty member who “most significantly influenced the educational experience” of the class returning for its tenth reunion (class of 1991). 2001 Lehigh University.
Eleanor and Joseph R. Libsch Research Award, 2002, Lehigh University.
NEH Summer Seminar, Yale University, “Old French Fabliaux and the Medieval Sense of the Comic,” New Haven, 2003.
Director, NEH-sponsored summer seminar for school teachers on Chaucer’s Canterbury Comedies at the University of Kent, Canterbury, England, June 27–August 6, 2005.