Joe Medlicott graduated from Dartmouth in 1950. He worked as a newspaper reporter before taking an M.A. at Trinity College and a Ph.D. at the University of Washington in Seattle. He taught at several universities and at Deerfield Academy.
Course Title: Remembrance of Things Past: Writing Memoirs (Spring Term 2019)
"It was my first memoir class and a great experience. Of course, Joe is a terrific teacher and critic. His encouragement and astute criticism were hugely helpful."
"Joe brings a world of experience to this class and shares it very effectively. His commentary on our writings was spot-on helpful. He is very good in helping each class member to 'find their voice'."
Course Title: Great American Short Stories You Should Have Read (Fall Term 2018)
"Joe never disappoints. His insights and knowledge add so much to class discussion."
"Joe's a marvelous, natural teacher, and he attracts faithful followers who are equally committed and intelligent."
Course Title: Remembrance of Things Past: Writing Memoirs (Spring Term 2018)
"Joe sets a tone for the course that greatly contributes to its excellence. He is well informed, respectful, and speaks intelligently and insightfully about writing. He is well organized and inspiring. It is clear he takes the course seriously and devotes considerable time to it. His careful and thoughtful comments on each paper are beyond compare. Outstanding in every respect. Joe is a jewel. We are all very lucky to have him as an OSHER@Dartmouth Study Leader."
"Joe is a master teacher. Interesting, fair, brilliant in his editing of my work. A Gentle-man and so talented."
"Everything. Joe is, perhaps, the best teacher I've ever had. I only wish I'd had him when I was in high school or at Dartmouth."