| Gregory M. Sadlek is the founding Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Cleveland State University (CSU) in Cleveland, Ohio. The college includes departments and schools in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts, as well as a number of research and cultural centers. It is the academic home of about 150 faculty and roughly 2900 students. From 1989 to 2005, Sadlek was a member of the Department of English at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), where he taught courses in the history of the English language as well as on the poetry of Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, and Dante Alighieri. For his last two years at UNO, he held the Jefferis Chair of English. Before coming to UNO, Sadlek taught at Northern Illinois University, Hamilton College, and the Université de Nantes in France. He has been the recipient of two Fulbright Subject Specialist Awards--to Bahcesehir University in Istanbul (2011)and to the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia (2016).
Sadlek has presented numerous papers and published widely on medieval literature. His articles on the South English Legendary, Chaucer's poetry, Ben Jonson's poetry, and the Roman de la Rose have been published in such journals as Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching, Studies in Philology, the Chaucer Review, and the Chaucer Yearbook. He edited two volumes of the Index to Reviews of Bibliographical Publications, a reference work for scholars working in any of the fields of scholarly bibliography. His book, Idleness Working: The Discourse of Love's Labor from Ovid through Chaucer and Gower, a literary critical study of ancient and medieval love poetry, was published by Catholic University of America Press in 2004.
Sadlek has held several professional leadership roles. He has served on the Boards of the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences, the Town Hall Lecture Series, and the Cleveland Play House. Before becoming a dean at CSU, he was Chairperson of the UNO English Department from 1994 to 2000. From 1998 to 1999, he served as President of the UNO chapter of the American Association of University Professors. From May 2002 to May 2004, he served two one-year terms as President of the UNO Faculty Senate.