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05-05-2017

Joseph Duemer to be Honored as Professor Emeritus at Clarkson University

Clarkson University Professor of Humanities Joseph Duemer will be honored as professor emeritus at Clarkson University's 124th Commencement on May 13. He will be recognized for 28 years of exemplary service to the University.

Joseph DuemerDuemer joined the Clarkson faculty as an assistant professor in 1988. He was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor in 1994, and promoted to full professor in 2001, shortly after completing a year as a Fulbright Senior Research Fellow in Hanoi, Vietnam.

His scholarly and creative interests include contemporary American poetry, translation of Vietnamese poetry, and emerging online literary genres. He taught courses in creative writing, literature, popular music and Buddhism.

Duemer received the 2011 Poetry Award from American Literary Review for his poem “Lake Surface Full of Clouds,” which appeared in its spring 2012 edition.

He has published numerous books of poetry, including The Light of Common Day, Customs, Static and Magical Thinking, and co-edited Dog Music: Poetry About Dogs. His poems and criticism have appeared in more than 75 literary journals, including New England Review, Antioch Review, American Poetry Review, Quarterly West, The Journal, Iowa Review, Georgia Review, Southern Poetry Review, and Tampa Review. He is also the former poetry editor of The Wallace Stevens Journal.

Duemer has participated in academic conferences in the United States and Vietnam, most recently in 2015. He has remained an active scholar throughout his career holding fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities for writing and research.

He has served on numerous department and University committees, including two terms as chair of the Faculty Senate.

Duemer is also a regular blogger on topics of general and intellectual interest, and has recently taken up cartooning.

He received his master of fine arts degree from the University of Iowa and bachelor of arts in English from the University of Washington at Seattle.

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, New York, and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.

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[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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