CORLEY, ROBERT GAINES, 1948-

Biography:

Professor, university administrator; civic leader. BornРFebruary 5, 1948, Birmingham. ParentsРRobert A. and Edith Marie (Gaines) Corley. MarriedРCatherine Fievet, November 25, 1972. ChildrenРTwo. EducationРBirmingham Southern College, B.A., 1970; University of Virginia, M.A, 1971, Ph.D., 1979. Worked for the Birmingham Post-Herald, 1971-1973; assistant archivist at Birmingham Public Library, 1977-1980 and 1981-1983; regional director for the National Conference of Christians and Jews 1984-1993; associated with the University of Alabama in Birmingham in various ways after 1973 including assistant to the Dean for Public Relations in the School of Public and Allied Health, and instructor in history.  Contributed articles to periodicals and books; was co-editor of the Journal of the Birmingham Historical Society, 1977-1980; and was a member of Alabama Historical Association, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa and the board and executive committee of the Greater Birmingham Ministries. Served two terms as president of the Birmingham Board of Education.  Member of the task force that designed the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and served as a founding member of its Board of Directors. Named one of the Outstanding Young Men of America, 1984.

Source:

Robert G. Corley, Birmingham.

Publication(s):

Paying “Civic Rent”; the Jews of Emanu-El and the Birmingham Community. Birmingham, Ala.; A. H. Cother, 1982.

Joint_Publication(s):

View from the Hilltop; the First 125 Years of Birmingham-Southern College. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Publishing Co., 1981.