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R. Mark Smith

R. Mark Smith, American English language educator. Named Outstanding Young Men of America, 1989. Member Modern Language Association, College Conference Composition and Communications, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Kappa Epsilon.

Background

  • Smith, R. Mark was born on April 23, 1960 in Tulsa. Son of William Leonard and Patsy Virginia (Peterson) Smith.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Journalism, Northeast Louisiana University, 1982. Master of Arts in English, Southwest Louisiana University, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy in English, Southwest Louisiana University, 1992.

    Career

    • Teaching assistant Southwest Louisiana University, Lafayette, 1987-1992, instructor English, 1992-1993. Assistant professor English Valdosta (Georgia) State University, since 1993. Technical writer Louisiana Productivity Center, Lafayette, 1991-1993.

    Politics

    God seeks to transform relationship with and between people. If politics is about how we choose to live together and to treat one another, there is surely a place for discerning the activity of God in politics.

    Religion

    The two greatest commandments are to "love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with your entire mind" and to "love your neighbor as yourself.".

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    Church members should meet regularly in order to be accountable to each other about how each person is living the Christian life.

    Membership

    Member Modern Language Association, College Conference Composition and Communications, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Kappa Epsilon.

    Connections

    • Married Shiela Renee Pate, July 20, 1985. Children: Trevor Paul, Brittany Renee.
    • father: William Leonard Smith
    • mother: Patsy Virginia (Peterson) Smith
    • spouse: Shiela Renee Pate
    • children: Trevor Paul Smith
    • Brittany Renee Smith
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    Born April 23, 1960
    (age 57)
    Nationality
    • 1982
      Northeast Louisiana University
    • 1987
      Southwest Louisiana University
    • 1992
      Southwest Louisiana University
    • 1987 - 1992
      Teaching assistant, Southwest Louisiana University
      Lafayette, Tennessee, United States
    • 1993
      assistant, professor English Valdosta (Georgia) State University

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