Robert Klose

Title: Professor of Biological Sciences (retired; University of Maine at Augusta); Adjunct Professor (Honors)

Education: B.S., Fairleigh Dickinson University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Maine

Biography: I grew up in New Jersey. Before coming to Maine I was a Hospital Corpsman in the U.S. Navy, serving aboard the U.S.S. Saginaw (LST1188). My field of study is marine biology. Besides my degrees at FDU and the University of Maine, I have also studied at universities in Germany and Iceland. After many years of teaching biology at the University of Maine at Augusta, I came to Orono to teach in the Honors College. I have two adopted sons, from Russia and Ukraine.

Publications: “The Three-Legged Woman & Other Excursions in Teaching,” “Long Live Grover Cleveland,” “Life on Mars,” “Trigger Warning”

Honors Courses: HON 111 and HON 112

Why do you teach in Honors? Honors for me is a way to get to know and help nurture young minds through the interface of literature that has something to say. Semester upon semester, this “shared adventure” is constantly new because every preceptorial has its own personality — a product of the diverse voices that comprise it. Honors is what I thought teaching would be like when I started out on my career many years ago, and it has not yet let me down.