Rick Shale
Vice President, North Central Region

Department of English
Youngstown State University
One University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44555
Phone: 330/941-3416
Fax: 330/941-1782
E-mail: rshale@ysu.edu

Dr. Rick Shale is a professor of English at Youngstown State University, where he has taught in different capacities for more than thirty years. His areas of interest include film study, popular culture, and local history. He earned a B.A. in Humanities from Ohio Wesleyan University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in American Culture from the University of Michigan. Dr. Shale was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi at YSU in 1980 and was elected to Distinguished Member status in 2006. He served a term as chapter president at YSU, and at the national level, he sat on the Society's Nominating and Marketing and Member Benefits Committees. As Vice President for the North Central Region, he will serve on the Chapter Relations Committee and work with chapter officers to help strengthen chapters in the north central region.

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