Marshall Gregory

Dr. Marshall Gregory

Beloved husband, father, and teacher, died of pancreatic cancer on December 30th at the age of 72 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Marshall ("Greg") received his PhD from the University of Chicago and served as the Harry Ice Professor of English, Liberal Education, and Pedagogy at Butler University in Indianapolis.

The author of numerous articles and books on literary theory, liberal education, pedagogy, rhetoric, Victorian Literature, and professional issues, his most recent book is "Shaped by Stories: The Ethical Power of Narrative,"


Gregory served as national Director of the Lilly Endowment's Post-Doctoral Teaching Award Program, the President of the Association of General and Liberal Studies, was an executive editor of numerous journals, as well as a consultant for the Modern Language Society, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Association of Departments of English, the Indiana Humanities Council, etc. A master scholar/teacher, Gregory was a keynote speaker and seminar leader for both faculty and professional staff at colleges and universities across the country.

He is survived by his wife, Valiska Gregory, with whom he gladly celebrated his fiftieth wedding anniversary this past August. He is also survived by his daughter, Melissa Gregory and her husband, Eric Pfeffinger; his daughter, Holly Gregory and her husband, Dion Algeri and his grandchildren, Tulia and Rufus Pfeffinger, and Gregory and Hazel Algeri.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on February 2, 2013 in Flanner and Buchanan - Broad Ripple , 1305 Broad Ripple Avenue, Indianapolis, IN.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Jan. 27, 2013