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Jack Kay

Jack Kay, American speech professional, educator. Recipient Distinguished Teaching award, State of Nebraska Legislature, Lincoln, 1984.

Background

  • Kay, Jack was born on December 20, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Leon and Emma (Hartmann) Kay.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Wayne State University, 1974. Master of Science, Southern Illinois University, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, Wayne State University, 1979.

    Career

    • Assistant professor and Director of Forensics University Nebraska Department Speech Communications, Lincoln, 1979-1985, associate professor and department chairman, 1986-1990. Professor and department chairman Wayne State University Department of Communications, Detroit, since 1990. Board member, Journalism Institute for Minorities, Detroit, since 1991, Forensic Endowment Campaign, Detroit, since 1991.

    Works

    • Author: (book) Argumentation: Inquiry and Advocacy, 1990. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Judaism

    Membership

    Leadership council member, Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, Alabama, 1991. Consultant, Nebraska Department Public Institutions, 1988-1990. Member International Communications Association, Speech Communications Association, National Federation State High School Associations (outstanding service award 1988), Midwest Forensic Association (president 1988-1990), Nebraska Speech Communications Association (president 1986-1988, distinguished service award 1991), Delta Sigma Rho (president 1987-1989, distinguished service award 1991, Speaker of Year 1989), Phi Beta Kappa.

    Personality

    Interests

    Collecting political buttons, travel, raising dogs.

    Connections

    • Married Ruth Ellen Colwander, March 22, 1978.
    • father: Leon Kay
    • mother: Emma (Hartmann) Kay
    • spouse: Ruth Ellen Colwander
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    Born December 20, 1951
    (age 65)
    Nationality
    • 1974
      Wayne State University
    • 1975
      Southern Illinois University
    • 1979
      Wayne State University
    • 1979 - 1985
      Assistant, professor and Director of Forensics University Nebraska Department Speech Communications
      Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
    • 1990
      professor, and department chairman Wayne State University Department of Communications
      Detroit, Michigan, United States