- Fulbright Award (1993)
George Kalamaras is a professor of English and coordinator of visiting writers series in the Department of English and Linguistics at Purdue University Fort Wayne, formerly Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne. He earned a B.S. from IU Bloomington in 1980, a M.A. in English from Colorado State University in 1984, and D.Arts at the State University of New York at Albany in 1990. He joined the Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne’s faculty as an assistant professor of English in 1990, earned tenure in 1997, and the title of full professor in 2004. Kalamaras is the author of fifteen books of poetry and a book of scholarship. He specializes in rhetoric and composition theory and creative writing.
During the 1993-1994 academic year, Kalamaras received an Indo-U.S. Advanced Research Fellowship from the Fulbright Foundation to conduct research in India at Banaras Hindu University and Deccan College. He was the recipient of the Creative Writing Poetry Fellowship grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1993 and two-time recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Indiana Arts Commission. Kalamaras also served as a Poet Laureate of Indiana from 2014 to 2016.