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Brian Abel Ragen, PhD

Ragen, BrianOccupation: Emeritus Professor of English
Born: San Diego, California, October 23, 1958

PhD, Princeton University (1987)
MA, Princeton University (1983)
BA, Pomona College (1980)

Emeritus Professor, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville (2013)
Professor, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville (2000-2013)
Assistant Associate Professor to Professor, Bryn Mawr College (1993);
Assistant Associate Professor to Professor, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville (1988-1993)
Lecturer, Bryn Mawr College (1986-1987)
Lecturer, Princeton University (1984-1988)

Career Related:
Visiting Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University (2010)

Treasurer, Saint Louis Cathedral Concerts (2017-Present); Trustee, Fontbonne University (2015-Present); Coordinator for SJDC, St. Louis, Organizing Groups of Volunteers for the St Louis Fisher House (2015-Present); Volunteer, Home Visitor Program, the Order of Saint John’s, Saint John’s Volunteer Corps (2014-Present); Board Member, Saint Louis Cathedral Concerts (2000-Present); Secretary, Field House Museum, Saint Louis; Board Member, Field House Museum, Saint Louis; Volunteer (300 hours+), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs;

Creative Works:
Author, “Tom Wolfe, A Critical Companion” (2002); Author, “A Wreck on the Road to Damascus” (1989); Contributing Author, Numerous Articles, Popular and Professional Publications; Contributing Author, Major Articles on Heraldry, Hymnity and Literary Canon; Contributing Author, Papers on Language & Literature

Producer, CD, “Words to Music: Songs of Eugene Field” featuring Christine Brewer and Scott Kennebeck (2018); Honored for helping the sick and poor with his mobile van during the COVID-19 pandemic; Recognized for 25 Years of Service by the HRH the Duke of Gloster

Recipient, Service Medal of the Order of St. John with 3 Bars, HRH the Duke of Gloster (2022); Honoree, The Best Heraldic Design of The Year, The American Heraldry Society (2009); Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award; Honoree, Marquis Who’s Who Top Professional; Recipient, Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarian Award; Recipient, Campaign Medal of the Order of Malta with COVID-19 Clasp

Knight of Magistral Grace (2019); Member, Modern Language Association; Member, American Recorder Society; Member, Conference on Christianity and Literature; Member, Country Dance and Song Society; Member, Knights of Justice; Saint Louis Coordinator, Saint John Volunteer Corps, Order of Saint John; Member, Order of the Holy Sepulchre

Roman Catholic

Son of Harry Joseph and Helen Louise (Abel) Ragen
Brother: Dennis Lincoln

Music; Singing; Playing the recorder; Cooking

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 1992-1993, 23rd Edition (pub. 1992)

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