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Paula Smith Allen

Paula Smith Allen, American literature and language professor. Achievements include research in North America and South America literatures, education. Member Westside Heritage Association, Durant, Oklahoma, 1999—2006; Member of College English Association, National Council Teachers English.

Background

  • Allen, Paula Smith was born on February 10, 1951 in Beckham County, Oklahoma, United States. Daughter of Emit Smith and Mildred Florence Bradley.

  • Education

    • Master of Arts in English Studies, W. Texas State University, Canyon,, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Literature, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, 1997.

    Career

    • Teacher Eagle Pass (Texas) Indiana School District, 1975—1992. Visiting professor Angelo State University, San Angelo, 1997—1998. Professor english Southeast Oklahoma State University, Durant, since 1998.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in North America and South America literatures, education.

    Works

    • Author: (monograph) Metamorphosis and the Emergence of the Feminine, (book chapter) Identity and the Teaching of Diversity, Summer's Lightning: Olive Senior's Jamaican Redemption.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member Westside Heritage Association, Durant, Oklahoma, 1999—2006. Member of College English Association, National Council Teachers English.

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading, writing, travel.

    Connections

    • Married Robert John Allen, October 21, 1967. Children: Sheila Marie, Jonathan David, Ana Lisa.
    • father: Emit Smith
    • mother: Mildred Florence Bradley
    • spouse: Robert John Allen
    • children: Sheila Marie Allen
    • Jonathan David Allen
    • Ana Lisa Allen
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    Born February 10, 1951
    (age 66)
    Nationality
    • 1990
      W. Texas State University
    • 1997
      Texas Tech University
    • 1975 - 1992
      Teacher, Eagle Pass (Texas) Indiana School District
    • 1997 - 1998
      visiting professor, Angelo State University
      San Angelo, Texas, United States
    • 1998
      professor, english Southeast Oklahoma State University
      Durant, Oklahoma, United States