Daniel W. Mosser honored with emeritus status
September 30, 2014
Daniel W. Mosser, professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of “professor emeritus” by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
The title of emeritus may be conferred on retired professors, associate professors, and administrative officers who are specially recommended to the board of visitors by Virginia Tech President Timothy Sands. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board of visitors receive an emeritus certificate from the university.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1985, Mosser’s scholarship added to the understanding of medieval English literature and manuscripts through his work on Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.
He was the author or co-author of seven peer reviewed books (including those in digital format) and more than 30 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and reviews.
Mosser was the co-editor and project chief of DIMEV, a digitized and expanded database edition of the Index of Middle English Verse, and co-editor and project chief of the Thomas L Gravell Watermark Archive, a database that collected and annotated thousands of European and American watermarks.
In the classroom, he taught History of the English Language for 29 years along with a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses on medieval literature.
Mosser was an active member of several professional organizations, including the Bibliographical Society of America, Bibliographical Society of Virginia, New Chaucer Society Bibliographical Society, The John Gower Society, Early Book Society, The Medieval Academy, Early English Text Society, Association for Manuscripts and Archives in Research Collections, and The Southeastern Medieval Association.
Mosser received his bachelor’s degree from Portland State University and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Texas.
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