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actor , university administrator , Communications educator

Bobby Ray Patton, American actor, communications educator, university administrator. Member Organization for Study of Communication, Language and Gender (president 1987-1988), Speech Communication Association, Center States Speech Association (Merit award 1984).

Background

Patton, Bobby Ray was born on December 18, 1935 in Fort Worth, Texas, United States.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Texas Christian University, 1958. Master of Arts, University Kansas, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, University Kansas, 1966.

Career

Instructor Hutchinson (Kansas) HIgh School, 1958-1961. Assistant professor University Wichita, Kansas, 1961-1966. Associate professor University Kansas, Lawrence, 1966-1972, professor, chairman division communication and theatre, 1972-1988.

Dean School Arts and Letters California State University, Los Angeles, 1988-1994. Vice president academy affairs Wichita State University, since 1994. Director Lawrence Community Theatre, 1977-1984.

Green Honors professor Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, 1982. Visiting lecturer Kuring-Gai College, Sydney, Australia, 1986.

Works

Membership

Member Organization for Study of Communication, Language and Gender (president 1987-1988), Speech Communication Association, Center States Speech Association (Merit award 1984).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: theatre, squash, racquetball, tennis.

Connections

Son of Elton Guy amd Violet Crystel (Daniel) P. Married Bonnie Ritter, June 1, 1958 (divorced November 1976). Married Eleanor Nyquist, July 4, 1978.

father:
Elton Guy Patton

spouses:
Bonnie Ritter

Eleanor Nyquist