Barry H. Leeds, Ph.D., 74, of Bristol, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Dr. Leeds, CSU Distinguished Professor of English at CCSU, had taught at that institution for 47 years, since January 1968, and had a teaching career spanning over 52 years, including service at colleges and universities in New York City, Athens, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas. He had long been despondent over the death of his beloved daughter Leslie Lion Leeds in 1996, and he was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer. Dr. Leeds was the author of four books, including landmark studies of Norman Mailer (who he counted among his many friends) and Ken Kesey, along with his own autobiography, A Moveable Beast, and over two hundred articles in scholarly and popular journals and anthologies. He was most proud of his career as a professor, which he considered himself first and foremost, and for which he received the Distinguished Service Award in 1981.