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Gary D. Arms

Gary D. Arms, American English literature educator. President Dubuque Fine Arts Players, since 1997.


  • Arms, Gary D. was born on May 18, 1951 in Waterloo, Iowa, United States. Son of Luverne DeWitt Arms and Wilma Toops.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Northern Iowa, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy, University Iowa, 1990.


    • Adjunct professor Iowa State University, Ames, 1990-1992. From assistant professor to professor Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa, 1992—2005, professor, since 2005, chairman Department English, since 2001.


    • Spelling Smart Junior: Becoming a Stellar Speller
    • Welcome to the Palace of Words, where Barnaby, Bridget, Beauregard, and Babette face a terrifying task--learning to spell!  Along the way, they encounter a series of challenges equally as frightening as spelling.
    • Author: (novels) Mythology Smart Junior, 1997, Spelling Smart Junior, 2000 (Parents Guide award 2000), (play) The Arranged Marriage, 1998.


    President Dubuque Fine Arts Players, since 1997.


    • Married Carol Susan Arms. Children: Joseph, David.
    • father: Luverne DeWitt Arms
    • mother: Wilma Toops
    • spouse: Carol Susan Arms
    • children: Joseph Arms
    • David Arms
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    Born May 18, 1951
    (age 66)
    • 1981
      University No. Iowa
    • 1990
      University Iowa
    • 1990 - 1992
      Adjunct professor, Iowa State University
      Ames, Iowa, United States
    • 1992 - 2005
      from assistant, professor to professor Clarke College
      Dubuque, Iowa, United States