Writer; University professor. Born– October 5, 1932, Birmingham. Parents– Eugene Keenan and Margaret Reid Garber.  Married Barbara Morrow, 1954; children–two.  Education– Tulane University, B.A., 1954; University of Iowa, M.A., 1959, Ph.D., 1962. Served in the U.S.Navy, 1954-57.Taught English at Parsons College, 1961-62;  University of Iowa, 1962-1968; Western Washington State College, 1968-1977; professor of English, State University of New York, Albany, 1977-1996. Member, Modern Language Association and National Council of Teachers of English. Member of the advisory panel of the National Writing Project, 1979-81. Received Associated Writing Programs Award for short fiction, 1981;  Presidential Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, 1982; Creative Artist Public Service Award, New York State, 1984. Awarded status of professor emeritus on his retirement in 1996.


Directory of American Scholars, 1978; Contemporary Authors Online


Beasts in their Wisdom.  Snail’s Pace Press, 2004.

The Historian: Six Fantasies of the American Experience.  Northwestern University Press, 1955.

Metaphysical Tales; Stories. Columbia; University of Missouri Press, 1981.


Better Reading I and II.  Scott Foresman, 1959.


Liberal and Conservative:  Issues for College Students.  Scott Foresman, 1968.


A collection of the papers of Eugene Keenan Garber is held by the Special Collections Library of the University Libraries at SUNY, Albany.