Robert Rhode


Lieber Memorial Teaching Associate Award (1981)
Indiana University Bloomington
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English


Dr. Robert T. Rhode earned his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in English from Indiana University.

Rhode serves as a Professor of English at Northern Kentucky University. His research interests focus on William Dean Howells, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, the cultures of small towns & rural areas, the literature & history of the steam power era, and traditional grammar.

Rhode is the author of Kitchenary: The Persons, Places, and Things in Our Kitchens, and the award-nominated book The Harvest Story: Recollections of Old-Time Threshermen, and he has co-authored thirteen books including Great Photographs of Farm Steam Engines from the Collection of John F. Spalding with John F. Spalding; Emma's Gift from Africa with Timothy W. Lyons; Maggie Quick, Flyways: A Green Fable for Our Times, Desktop Grammarian for University Students, Desktop Grammarian for Homeschoolers, Desktop Grammarian for Editors, Desktop Grammarian Exercise Workbook, and Essential Grammar Tips with Eleanor Y. Stewart; The Steam Tractor Encyclopedia: Glory Days of the Invention That Changed Farming Forever with John F. Spalding; Speak No Evil! with Patricia C. Borne; Your Personal Writing Workout with Nancy D. Kersell; and the award-winning Classic American Steamrollers, 1871-1935, Photo Archive with Judge Raymond L. Drake. He is also the author of several articles, reviews, and poetry collections.