Thomas R. Whitaker, Ph.D.

Title: English Literature Educator,
Professor Emeritus
Company: Yale University
Location: Guilford, CT United States


  • American Council of Learned Societies (1981)
  • Iowa Review, Editor (1974-1977)
  • Modern Language Association, Member
  • On Common Ground (Chairman Editorial Board,1993-2009)
  • United States Army (1944-1946)
  • Yale National Initiative (2002-2012)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2017)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2017)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (1987-2016)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the East,” Marquis Who’s Who (2012-2016)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the World,” Marquis Who’s Who  (2015-2016)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in American Education,” Marquis Who’s Who (1996-2008)
  • Recipient,  Seton Elm and Ivy Award, City of New Haven and Yale University (2005)
  • Writer and Advisor, Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute National Demonstration Project (1998-2002)
  • Author, “Mirrors of Our Playing: Paradigms and Presences in Modern Drama”(1999)
  • Author and Video Script Narrator, “Excellence in Teaching: Agenda for Partnership” (1997)
  • Editor, Teaching in New Haven: The Common Challenge (1991)
  • Author, “Tom Stoppard,” Augmented edition, Grove Press (1984)
  • Fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities, Huntington Research Fellowships (1981)
  • Recipient, Harbison Award, Danforth Foundation (1972)
  • Editor, Twentieth Century Interpretations of the Playboy of the Western World (1969)
  • Author, “Fields of Play in Modern Drama,” University of North Carolina Press (1964)
  • Author, “Swan and Shadow: Yeats’s Dialogue with History” (1964)

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