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English language educator

A. LaVonne Brown Ruoff, American English language educator. Board of directors American Indian Council Fire, Chicago, 1980-1988. Member Modern Language Association (chair discussion group American Indian literature), Multi-ethnic Literature in the United States, Association for Study of America Indian Literatures.

Background

Ruoff, A. LaVonne Brown was born on April 10, 1930 in Charleston, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Oscar and Laura Alice (Witters) Brown.

Education

Student, University Illinois, Chicago, 1948—1950. Bachelor of Science in Education, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1953. Master of Arts in English, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1954.

Doctor of Philosophy in English, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1966.

Career

Instructor to assistant professor Roosevelt University, Chicago, 1961—1966. Assistant professor English University Illinois, 1966—1969, associate professor, 1969—1981, professor, 1981—1994, professor emerita, 1994. Interim director D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History, Newberry Library., 1999-2000.

Editor American Indian Lives series University Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 1985—2008. Member American literature committee International Exchange of Scholars, Washington, 1987-1990, chair, 1989-1990. National Endowment of the Humanities director Summer Seminars for College Teacher on American Indian Literature, 1979, 83, 89, 94.

Works

Membership

Board director American Indian Council Fire Chicago, 1980-1988. Member of Modern Language Association (chair discussion group American Indian literature 1990, co-chair literature of people of color committee 2000-2001, executive council 2002-2005, delegate assembly organizing committee 2004-2005, radio committee 2006-2009, chairman radio committee 2007-2009, award for lifetime scholarly achievement 2002), Multi Ethnic Studies Europe and the American mathematical society, Association for Study of America Indian Lits., Multi-Ethnic Literature in the United States, American Studies Association.

Connections

Married Milford Anthony Prasher, August 19, 1950 (divorced 1964). Married Gene W. Ruoff, June 10, 1967. Children: Stephen Charles, Sharon Louise(deceased).

father:
Oscar Brown

mother:
Laura Alice (Witters) Brown

spouses:
Milford Anthony Prasher

Gene W. Ruoff

children:
Stephen Charles Ruoff

Sharon Louise Ruoff (deceased)