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College of Liberal Arts - Louisiana Tech University

School of
Literature and Language

Donald P. Kaczvinsky

Dr. Donald P. Kaczvinsky

Dean, College of Liberal Arts

George E. Pankey Eminent Scholar in English, 2008-present

Mildred S. Adams Professor in English, 2000-2008

University Foundation Professor, 2007

Contact:
DKaczv@latech.edu
318-257-4805
GTM 102

Education:
PhD, Penn State University, 1989
MA, University of Virginia, 1984
BA, Providence College, 1982 

ResearchModernism, Postmodernism, Irish and Scottish Literature, Bibliography, 20th-Century British Novel, James Bond and the Spy  Thriller

Hobbies/Interests:   Travel, Reading, Fly-Fishing,  Watching New York Yankees Baseball and Penn State Football, Painting, Classic Jazz, Growing Tropical Plants and Gardens

Quotes:    "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see                       if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." 
                                                                                                                                            --Henry David Thoreau
                  

                    "I left the woods for as good a reason as I went there. Perhaps it seemed to me that I had several more
                    lives to live, and could not spare any more time for that one."
                                                                                        --Henry David Thoreau                      

                    "The man who does not read books has no advantage over the man that can not read them."
                                                                                          --Mark Twain

                    "It takes three men to watch a good-sized hole."   
                                                                                         --Hugh Kenner                             

                     "A facility for the apt quotation covers  the absence of original thought."                                                                                                                                               --Lord Peter Wimsey, from Dorothy L. Sayers' Gaudy Night

Web Site:
http://liberalarts.latech.edu/main/deans_site.php

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