Dr. Arthur Palacas

Dr. Arthur Palacas

Title: Professor Emeritus
Program: Teaching English as a Second Language, Interim Director
Dept/Program: English
Office: 328
Email: apalacas@uakron.edu
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Dr. Palacas received his B.A. from Harvard College in Linguistics and Applied Math (1963), and his Ph.D. in Linguistics from Indiana University-Bloomington (1970).  Before his first University appointment at Syracuse University, he held a Danforth Internship at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana.  From Syracuse, he went to The University of Toledo and Kent State University and joined the faculty at The University of Akron in 1976, where he has been a professor of English since 1991. 

At The University of Akron, Dr. Palacas has applied his theoretical training in linguistics to matters dear to the Department of English: composition studies and literary theory.  Before joining The University of Akron, he published articles in semantics and phonology and at the University has published articles on composition theory and literary semantics.  His composition interests led him to specialize in issues of African American English in the college classroom; he is currently working on a series of informational and practical books relating to this topic.


Ph.D., Indiana University