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educator , library director

Betty Sue Flowers, American English educator. Recipient Amoco Teaching Excellence award 1979, Leadership Texas, 1985; Andrew W. Mellon fellow, 1976; faculty U. Research Institute grantee, 1983.


Flowers, Betty Sue was born on February 2, 1947 in Waco, Texas, United States. Daughter of Paul Davis and Betty Lou (Lewis) Marable.


Bachelor with high honors, University Texas, 1969. Master of Arts, University Texas, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, University London, 1973.


With University Texas, Austin, since 1968, director plan II honors program, 1987-1991, associate dean Graduate Studies, 1979-1982, 88-90, Kelleher professor English, director creative writing English Department. Director Lyndon Baines Johnson Library. and Museum, Texas, since 2002. Visiting advisor to secretary United States Navy, 1999.

Consultant National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Exxon, International Business Machines Corporation, Shell International, London.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: Browning and The Modern Tradition, 1976, Four Shields of Power, 1987, Extending the Shade, 1990. Editor: A World of Ideas, 1988, Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth: Bill Moyers and Joseph Campbell in Conversation, 1988, (with Lynda E. Boose) Daughters and Fathers, 1988, Moyers: Healing and the Mind, 1992. Contributor chapters to books, articles to professional journals.


Advisory board Salado Institute for Humanities, 1980-1984, board directors, 1988. Member Executive Committee Texas Committee for Humanities, 1987-1990. Board of trustees Texas Humanities Alliance, 1986-1987.

Member Modern Language Association, Texas Association College Teachers, Texas Association Creative Writing Teachers, American Association of University Professors, National Poetry Therapy Association (board directors since 1987), National Endowment for Humanities, Rotary, PhiBeta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa.


Daughter of Paul Davis and Betty Lou (Lewis) Marable. Divorced John G. Flowers III. 1 child, John Michael.

Paul Davis Marable

Betty Lou (Lewis) Marable

John G. Flowers III

John Michael Flowers