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Robert Louis Chianese, B. A. Rutgers (1964), M. A., Ph.D. Washington University, St. Louis (1971), is Emeritus Professor of English at California State University, Northridge where he taught courses on British and American literature, literature and art, literature and the environment, and men’s literature. He headed the National Endowment for the Humanities Liberal Arts project at CSU Northridge, which devised an interdisciplinary, team-taught general education program. He has taught literature and the environment as a Fulbright Scholar and Senior Specialist in Bulgaria and China.
He is a Mitchell Laureate for an essay on sustainable societies and founder of The Sustainability Council of Ventura County, California. He is Past-President of the Pacific Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2011-2012) and head of its General and Interdisciplinary Studies section, for which he organizes symposia bringing together the humanities and sciences.
Now retired from teaching, he writes poetry, fiction, and dramatic works. He fishes Northern California rivers and the waters off Ventura where he and his wife, Paula, live and enjoy their two young grandchildren with adoring fascination.