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John Douglas Battenburg

John Douglas Battenburg, American English educator, consultant. Recipient Excellence in Teaching award Purdue University, 1988, David Ross dissertation fellow Purdue University, 1988; grantee California Polytechnic State University, 1990.


  • Battenburg, John Douglas was born on August 30, 1961 in Inglewood, California, United States. Son of Joseph Richard Battenburg and Mary Estelle (Antisdel) Durkin.

  • Education

    • Diploma French studies, Seminaire du Salève, Collonges-sous Salève, France, 1980. Bachelor in English, Andrews University, 1982. Master of Arts in Linguistics, Ohio University, 1984.

      Doctor of Philosophy in English, Purdue University, 1989.


    • Graduate instructor Ohio University, Athens, 1982-1984, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1984-1989. Instructor English Language and Multicultural Institute, Dayton, Ohio, 1984. Assistant professor English, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, since 1989, associate professor, since 1989, coordinator linguistics minor, since 1994, linguistics project director Egyptian peace fellowship program, 1993-1994.

      English language consultant College of Agricultural, Costa Rica, 1992-1993. Faculty advisor community-based teacher preparation program Hancock College, 1993.


    • Author: Monolingual Learners' Dictionaries: A User-Oriented Study, 1991. Contributor articles, book reviews and essays to professional publications.


    Member Modern Language Association, Teachers English to Speakers Other Languages, Linguistic Society of America, Dictionary Society North America, California Teachers English to Speakers Other Languages, American Association Applied Linguists.



    Travel, reading, computers, tennis.


    • Married Lisa Ann Pate, March 25, 1992. Children: Andrew Justin, Adam Daniel, Alexandra Hope.
    • father: Joseph Richard Battenburg Durkin
    • mother: Mary Estelle (Antisdel) Durkin
    • spouse: Lisa Ann Pate
    • children: Andrew Justin Battenburg
    • Adam Daniel Battenburg
    • Alexandra Hope Battenburg
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    Born August 30, 1961
    (age 56)
    • 1980
      Seminaire du Salève
    • 1982
      Andrews University
    • 1984
      Ohio University
    • 1989
      Purdue University
    • 1982 - 1984
      Graduate instructor, Ohio University
      Athens, New York, United States
    • 1984 - 1989
      Graduate instructor, Ohio University
      West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
    • 1984
      instructor, English Language and Multicultural Institute
      Dayton, Ohio, United States
    • 1989
      assistant, professor English
      San Luis Obispo, California, United States
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