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Joseph Richard Toven

Joseph Richard Toven, American educator. Decorated golden cross Royal Order Phoenix (Greece); commendador de numero Order de Isabel la Catolica (Spain); recipient Fulbright research award to Spain, 1965; Great Teachers award New York University Alumni, 1970.

Background

  • Toven, Joseph Richard was born on October 1, 1901 in Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Frank and Mary (Palaggo) Toven.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Pennsylvania State University, 1924. Master of Arts, New York University, 1928. Doctor of Philosophy., Fordham University, 1943.

    Career

    • Member faculty New York University, 1925-1973, professor Spanish and Portuguese, Washington Square College, 1960-1970, emeritus, 1970-1973, department chairman, 1960-1966, director foreign student center, 1947-1961, chairman adviser Fulbright committee, 1949-1970, director New York University in Spain, 1958-1970. Specialist United States Office Education, 1948. Co-founder, past treasurer, past vice-president, director Greater New York Council Foreign Students.

      Member, adviser Council Evaluation Foreign Student Credentials.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to journals, encys., yearbooks, also chapters in books.

    Membership

    Member faculty New York University, 1925-1973, professor Spanish and Portuguese, Washington Square College, 1960-1970, emeritus, 1970-1973, department chairman, 1960-1966, director foreign student center, 1947-1961, chairman adviser Fulbright committee, 1949-1970, director New York University in Spain, 1958-1970. Member, adviser Council Evaluation Foreign Student Credentials. Member Modern Language Association, Eastern Association Deans and Advisory Men (president 1956-1957), American Association University Professors, National Association Foreign Student Advisory (cofounder, past treasurer, past director), American Association Collegiate Registars and Admissions Officers, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Mu Delta, Delta Phi Epsilon.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Agnes Burke, June 25, 1929. Children: Joseph Richard, Margaret Anne (Mistress.
    • father: Frank Toven
    • mother: Mary (Palaggo) Toven
    • spouse: Mary Agnes Burke
    • children: Joseph Richard Toven
    • Margaret Anne (Mrs Toven
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    Died February 2, 1973
    (aged 71)
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