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Isaac James Quillen

Isaac James Quillen, American university dean. Recipient George Washington Egleston history prize Yale, 1942; Distinguished Service award American Association School Adminstrs.

Background

  • Quillen, Isaac James was born on February 9, 1909 in Bishop, Maryland, United States. Son of Isaac Edward and Ida Cecilia (Collins) Quillen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Delaware, 1929, Doctor of Laws, 1958. Master of Arts, Yale, 1932, Doctor of Philosophy., 1942.

    Career

    • Store manager, Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, 1929-1930. Teacher, head social studies, Selbyville public schools, 1932-1934. Assistant professor social science, director social studies, Laboratory School, Colorado State College Education, 1934-1936.

      Member of faculty Stanford, since 1936, professor education, since 1946, acting dean School Education, 1952-1953, dean, since 1953. Member United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization secretariat in Paris, France, in charge of project on improvement of textbooks and teaching materials, 1948-1949. Curriculum consultant.

      Co-director Stanford social education investigation, 1938-1944. Co-Chairman of Commission for function of social studies in general education, 1937-1940. Member liaison commission on international education and international education assembly, 1943-1945.

      Member commission on international ned. and cultural relations American Council on Education, 1947-1953. Member Joint Mexico-United States Committee for improvement history textbooks, 1952-1956. Member commission on accreditation California State Board Education, since 1956.

      Member Fulbright Advisory Screening Committee on Education, 1953-1957. Trustee Coro Foundation, 1954-1957.

    Works

    • Author: Colorado, The People and Their Government, 1936. Making a Resource Unit, 1942. Living in Our Communities (with Edward Krug), 1946.

      Textbook Im provement and International Understanding, 1948. Education for Social Competence (with Lavone Hanna), 1948. Living in Our America (with Edward Krug), 1951.

      Citizens Now (with Edward Krug), 1952. (with Chester Babcock) American Problems and Values Today, 1956. General editor series of secondary school social studies textbooks, Scott Foresman & Company, since 1946.

      Contributor to professional journals and yearbooks.

    Politics

    People sometimes argue that involvement in political life involves getting our hands dirty, so is something Christians should avoid. But God is present in everything, including political institutions.

    Religion

    Salvation can be achieved through deep and sincere believe in God.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    The supportive small group inside the Church is the most powerful tool for people to feel that they belong and also to learn and grow.

    Membership

    Member of faculty Stanford, since 1936, professor education, since 1946, acting dean School Education, 1952-1953, dean, since 1953. Member United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization secretariat in Paris, France, in charge of project on improvement of textbooks and teaching materials, 1948-1949. Member liaison commission on international education and international education assembly, 1943-1945.

    Member commission on international ned. and cultural relations American Council on Education, 1947-1953. Member Joint Mexico-United States Committee for improvement history textbooks, 1952-1956. Member commission on accreditation California State Board Education, since 1956.

    Member Fulbright Advisory Screening Committee on Education, 1953-1957. Served as Second lieutenant infantry United States Army Reserve, 1930-1940. Member National Education Association (member International Relations Committee, 1956-1959, chairman 1958-1959), Conference Board Associate Methodist.

    Connections

    • Married Viola Harte Lewis, November 5, 1932.
    • father: Isaac Edward Quillen
    • mother: Ida Cecilia (Collins) Quillen
    • spouse: Viola Harte Lewis
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    Born February 9, 1909
    Died August 4, 1967
    (aged 58)
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