Jeffrey R. Di Leo
Jeffrey R. Di Leo has taught at Indiana University, Bloomington; Georgia Tech; and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Currently, he is Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, and Professor of English and Philosophy at the University of Houston-Victoria. He is also Executive Director of the Society for Critical Exchange, and past president of the Southern Comparative Literature Association.
In addition to being editor and publisher of the American Book Review, Di Leo is founding editor of the journal symplokē , which was awarded the Phoenix Award for Significant Editorial Achievement (2000) by The Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ), and editor of two book series, "symploke Studies in Contemporary Theory" and "Class in America," both published by the University of Nebraska Press.
Di Leo received his undergraduate education at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, and has a dual PhD in philosophy and comparative literature from Indiana University, Bloomington. His teaching and research interests include applied ethics, contemporary innovative literature, classical American philosophy, aesthetics, philosophy of language, and literary and cultural theory. The author of over 100 articles and reviews, Di Leo’s publications include Terror, Theory, and the Humanities (Open Humanities Press, 2011; with Uppinder Mehan), Neoliberalism, Education, Terrorism: Contemporary Dialogues (Paradigm, 2011; with Henry Giroux, Sophia McClennen, and Ken Saltman), Academia Degree Zero: Reconsidering the Politics of Higher Education (Paradigm, 2010), Federman's Fictions: Innovation, Theory, and the Holocaust (SUNY Press, 2010), Fiction’s Present: Situating Contemporary Narrative Innovation (SUNY Press, 2007; with R.M. Berry); From Socrates to Cinema: An Introduction to Philosophy (McGraw Hill, 2005); On Anthologies: Politics and Pedagogy (University of Nebraska Press, 2004); If Classrooms Matter: Progressive Visions of Educational Environments (Routledge, 2004; with Walter R. Jacobs); Affiliations: Identity in Academic Culture (University of Nebraska Press, 2003); and Morality Matters: Race, Class, and Gender in Applied Ethics (McGraw-Hill, 2002).