Nebraska Authors

Robert Brooke

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Spokane, WA
Minneapolis, MN

Author Of

  • Poetry
  • Fiction


Composition; Rhetoric; Poetry


Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1979, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
Master of Arts Degree, 1982, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Ph.D., 1984, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


John E. Weaver Professor of English, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Director, Nebraska Writing Project

Places Worked

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1996
Nebraska Reading Association Literacy Educator Award, 1999
Jane Geske Award for Exceptional Contribution to Literacy in Nebraska, 2004
NCTE/SLATE Affiliate Intellectual Freedom Award, 2004
College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2007


University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


Writing and a Sense of Self. 1991.
Small Groups in Writing Workshops: Invitations to a Writer's Life. 1994.
Rural Voices: Place Conscious Education and the Teaching of Writing. 2003.
Writing Suburban Citizenship: Place-Conscious Education and the Conundrum of Suburbia. 2015.

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