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Dale Griffith



B.A. - University of Texas

M.A. - University of Chicago

Master of Divinity - Chicago Theological Seminary/University of Chicago


Dale Griffith was the long-time chair of the English department at Barrington High School, 1972-2003, and originated and taught the acclaimed AP course, Religious Quest in Literature, an examination of faith and morality in secular literature. Mr. Griffith earned his B.A. at the University of Texas with a major in English; his Master of Divinity at Chicago Theological Seminary/University of Chicago with a concentration in the history of religions; and his MAT in English, University of Chicago.


He studied abroad in Florence and Rome, Italy, under the auspices of the National Endowment for the Humanities, researching the dialogue between science and religion in the career of Galileo. He was also a recipient of a grant by the NEH for studies in the shared inquiries of science and the humanities. He has edited several books, including being a contributing editor to the translation of Vergil’s Aeneid by G. B. Cobbold.


Mr. Griffith was featured as one of thirty-six outstanding teachers of writing by the National Council of Teachers of English and has been the recipient of the University of Chicago Outstanding Teacher Award more than a dozen times, most recently the autumn of 2016.