Dr. Marshall Gregory

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“Greg and I met as freshmen at a tiny liberal arts college (Indiana Central College now UINDY. We were fast friends and shared many experiences. ...Read More »
1 of 39 | Posted by: Dan Wilkinson - Gilbert, AZ

“Greg and I met as freshmen at a tiny liberal arts college (Indiana Central College now UINDY. We were fast friends and shared many experiences. ...Read More »
2 of 39 | Posted by: Dan Wilkinson - Gilbert, AZ

“Dear Gregory Family, As an English major at University of Indianapolis, I had the best of teachers. I think of them every day. Though I hadn...Read More »
3 of 39 | Posted by: Joni Metcalf-Kemp - Greenwood, IN

“I had the wonderful experience of being a student assistant to Dr. Gregory (Greg) during my undergraduate studies at Indiana Central. I got to work...Read More »
4 of 39 | Posted by: Sarah J. Kottlowski Rippy - IN

“Greg had been my professional colleague since his early days at Indiana Central when I was at Anderson. We had many good times in college English...Read More »
5 of 39 | Posted by: Barbara Weaver Smith - Chandler, AZ

“My condolences to Aunt Virginia, Melli & Holly..your father will always be one of the kindest, most gentle (and smartest by far!) men I ever had the...Read More »
6 of 39 | Posted by: Christopher Kwilosz - Chicago, IL

“I worked at Butler for three years, and took one class with Greg while completing an MA in English; I wish I had taken ten. He was the most...Read More »
7 of 39 | Posted by: Scott Forschler - St. Cloud, MN

“Dr. Gregory was my teacher at then Indiana Central in the late 70s. It was at a time when I had switched my major to English. He was extremely...Read More »
8 of 39 | Posted by: Greg Williams - Danville, IL

“I am so sorry to learn of this. Professor Gregory was a terrific scholar-teacher whom I feel fortunate to have known. When I was chair of the IU...Read More »
9 of 39 | Posted by: Stephen Watt - Bloomington, IN

“My sincerest condolences..... I had Dr. Gregory as in my MA in English program at Butler in 2005 when I was in a dark place and literally had nothing...Read More »
10 of 39 | Posted by: Gretchen Y. McGill (Shumacker) - IN

“I am shocked to learn of Greg's moving on, having seen a Butler email this morning...I am speechless. Greg is an absolutely amazing person...a true...Read More »
11 of 39 | Posted by: Beth Farris - Indianapolis, IN

“I never met Dr. Gregory but in the beginning of graduate school, while feeling frustrated, disillusioned, and alone, I came across an article of his;...Read More »
12 of 39 | Posted by: Kathleen Pacious Galway, Ireland

“I never met Dr. Gregory, but I felt connected to him through my husband, Charles Van Hof, who had the pleasure of working with Greg, as his editor,...Read More »
13 of 39 | Posted by: Gloria Van Hof - Crystal Lake, IL

“Dear Gregory Family I first met Dr. Gregory as an new staff member at Butler in 2007. I enrolled in his Idea of the University class. I was an...Read More »
14 of 39 | Posted by: Marguerite Stanciu - Indianapolis, IN

“Dr. Gregory, In my freshman year at Butler, being someone interested in the sciences, I thought a course in British literature could not...Read More »
15 of 39 | Posted by: Peter Winter - Durham, NC

“Dr. Gregory, In my freshman year at Butler, being someone interested in the sciences, I thought a course in British literature could not...Read More »
16 of 39 | Posted by: Peter Winter - Durham, NC

“I just received my Butler Magazine in the mail today and read the article about Professor Gregory. I had him while I was at Butler and I got online...Read More »
17 of 39 | Posted by: Nanette Kelley - Indianapolis, IN

“I was shocked to learn of Dr. Gregory's passing, having spoken of him fondly to my husband just the other night! I am so sorry. The world has lost...Read More »
18 of 39 | Posted by: Rebecca (Foust) Guilkey - IN

“Dr. Gregory showed me infinite kindness and patience during a time when I was struggling. He offered words of encouragement and advice, understood...Read More »
19 of 39 | Posted by: Emma Faesi - Indianapolis, IN

“One of my favorite classes at Butler was the Jane Austen course taught by Dr. Gregory. You could tell he really loved his job. His passion for her...Read More »
20 of 39 | Posted by: Jaima LaFollette - Lebanon, IN

“I have Dr. Gregory's book The Critical Tradition on my shelf and it travels with me always. Dr. Gregory was a wonderful teacher. My favorite memory...Read More »
21 of 39 | Posted by: Kirstin Ellsworth Class of 1991 - CA

“Before taking Dr. Gregory's class on the complete works of Jane Austen at Butler, she was just another historical author. After that class, I felt...Read More »
22 of 39 | Posted by: Amanda Miller - Brownsburg, IN

“Professor Gregory was a wonderful teacher who genuinely cared about all of his students. I was privileged to study literature and literary criticism...Read More »
23 of 39 | Posted by: Carl Hayes, M.A. 1998 - IN

“Dr. Gregory was one of the most interesting and genuine people I've ever met. Although I only had a few classes with him, he has probably influenced...Read More »
24 of 39 | Posted by: Billy Whitehouse - Indianapolis, IN

“Dr. Gregory was, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the best professor's I've ever had. He had such enthusiasm for his work and took a genuine...Read More »
25 of 39 | Posted by: Grace Ingraham - Union, KY

“A great colleague for so many years; full of ideas and thought and a love of students and what we do. Coffees are my great memories and the...Read More »
26 of 39 | Posted by: Marty Meyer, Ph.D. - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dr. G, Your English class was the first of my college career, and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I was never one for English...Read More »
27 of 39 | Posted by: John Conzelmann - Chapel Hill, NC

“I got to know Marshall Gregory early in my career at Butler through the pedagogy seminar he organized. It helped me not only reflect on and improve...Read More »
28 of 39 | Posted by: James F McGrath - Indianapolis, IN

“Melissa, You and your family have my sympathy in your grief. Your father leaves a large print on his world that should be with us for many...Read More »
29 of 39 | Posted by: Sarah Abts

“To your whole family, my heart weeps with yours. Every time I've ever seen him, he was always smiling so genuinely, that my own soul would start...Read More »
30 of 39 | Posted by: Ronald Rice - Indianapolis, IN

“Marshall and I were teenage buddies in small town USA (Plainville, Indiana) and just had a ball growing up together. He will be missed dearly. ”
31 of 39 | Posted by: Bill Streepy - Rogers, AR

“Greg and I were part of the startup group for Indiana Teachers of Writing. I have many happy memories about those days including our hosting of...Read More »
32 of 39 | Posted by: Beverley Pitts - Indianapolis, IN

“Dr. Gregory was one of the best professors I've ever had. He will be deeply missed. I've studied in both Europe and the States in five institutions...Read More »
33 of 39 | Posted by: James Riester

“I became aware of Greg's presence on Butler University's campus as so many others had, through other faculty saying so many good things about Greg's...Read More »
34 of 39 | Posted by: Frank Felice - Indianapolis, IN

“I did not know Dr. Gregory, except through his remarkable daughters. Holly was a colleague and friend and I enjoyed hearing her stories of her Dad....Read More »
35 of 39 | Posted by: Brooke Barnett - Burlington, NC

“Greg was a gifted teacher, writer, and scholar. He was also a very dear man. I feel privileged to have worked with him. My thoughts and prayers...Read More »
36 of 39 | Posted by: Judy Hasselkus - Indianapolis, IN

“Dr. Gregory was an inspiration to me as a writer . His notes on my work were taken to heart. He was a fair man and very entertaining to listen to....Read More »
37 of 39 | Posted by: Diane Guy - Brownsburg, IN

“Dear Gregory Family, You are all in my thoughts and prayers, daily. I have very fond memories of Dr. G and I am so grateful that I knew him. He...Read More »
38 of 39 | Posted by: Lindsey VanDyck - Indianapolis, IN

“Dear Gregory Family, There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. We, along with our staff, are honored and...Read More »
39 of 39 | Posted by: Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers - IN


A beloved husband, father, and teacher, Marshall Wayne Gregory ("Greg") died of pancreatic cancer on December 30th at the age of 72 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Marshall 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, writing, and professional issues, his most recent book is Shaped by Stories: The Ethical Power of Narrative (U Notre Dame P, 2009). 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.

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