Dr. John E. Kleber
John Edward Kleber was born in Louisville, Kentucky. He graduated summa cum laude from Bellarmine University (1963) and received two graduate degrees from the University of Kentucky (MA 1965 and Ph.D. 1969). His major was history and minor philosophy. He has done post-graduate study at the University of California, Irvine.
In 1968 he was hired as an assistant professor of history at Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky. Twenty-eight years later he retired in May 1996 as professor emeritus. In 1971 he was promoted to associate professor and to full professor in 1976. He was director of the Academic Honors Program (1973-1988) and interim dean of the Caudill College of Humanities (1993-1995). Kleber received both the Outstanding Teacher (1982) and Distinguished Researcher (1993) Awards from Morehead State. He was given the Outstanding Service Medal by the United States Army (1971), the Governor's Outstanding Kentuckian Award (1992), and the Catholic Alumni Award by the Archdiocese of Louisville (2002).
He is the editor of six books, including The Kentucky Encyclopedia (University of Kentucky Press 2001), A Home for Children: A History of Brooklawn (Montage Publishing, 2001), and Thomas D. Clark of Kentucky: An Uncommon Life in the Commonwealth (University Press of Kentucky 2003).