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educator , journalist

Anna Ruth Olsen Paddon was American journalist, educator. Fulbright grantee, 1997-1998. Member Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, Society Professional Journalists, American Journalism Historians Association, Kappa Tau Alpha, Phi Kappa Phi.

Background

Paddon, Anna Ruth Olsen was born on June 8, 1938 in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, United States. Daughter of Olaf and Martha (Larsen) Olsen.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Wheaton College, Illinois, 1961. Master of Science, Columbia University, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, University Tennessee, Knoxville, 1985.

Career

Newspaper reporter, World-Telegram & Sun, New York City, 1962-1964;public relations professional, Georgia Department Education, Atlanta, 1964-1965;instructor, U. Tennessee, Knoxville, 1974-1984;professor, department chairman journalism, Benedict College, Columbia, South Carolina., 1985-1988;assistant professor journalism, Southern Illinois U., Carbondale, 1988-1997;Fulbright lecturer, visiting associate professor, National Chengchi U., Taipei, Taiwan, 1997-1998. Visiting associate professor journalism National Chengchi U., Taiwan, 1997-1998.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, Society Professional Journalists, American Journalism Historians Association, Kappa Tau Alpha, Phi Kappa Phi.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, traveling.

Connections

Married Richard Wallace Paddon, August 31, 1963. Children: James Wallace, Jonathan Warren, Joel Bradford.

father:
Olaf Olsen

mother:
Martha (Larsen) Olsen

spouse:
Richard Wallace Paddon

children:
James Wallace Paddon

Jonathan Warren Paddon

Joel Bradford Paddon