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language educator , researcher

Carrol F. Coates, American Language educator, researcher ( hum: library study, Educated)language educator, researcher. Recipient Research award State University of New York Research Foundation, 1965; Quebec Provincial Government fellow, 1978; Fulbright student grantee, 1952-1953, visiting lecturer grantee, 1980, Research grantee Quebec Provincial Government, 1994.


Coates, Carrol F. was born on July 22, 1930 in Oklahoma City. Son of B. Franklin and Maida Lenore (Sipe) Coates.


Bachelor, University Oklahoma, 1951. Master of Arts, University Oklahoma, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1964.


Instructor Ohio University, Athens, 1960—1962. Assistant professor Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 1962—1963, State University of New York, Binghamton, 1963—1967, associate professor, 1967—1994, professor, since 1994. Master Dickinson College, 1969—1974, director basic languages program, 1981—1982.

Visiting associate professor University de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France, 1980, 1983—1984. Resident director program French studies State University of New York, Aix-en-Provence, 1980, 1983—1984. Editor Journal Haitian Studies.

Associate-editor Callaloo Journal African-American & African Arts & Letters. Translation & introduction Rene Depestre, Festival Greasy Pole, University Virginia, 1990. Translator Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Dignity, 1996.

Served with United States Army, 1954-1957.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Caraf Books. Contributor articles to scholarly journals.


Member of Modern Language Association, American Council Quebec Studies, Haitian Studies Association, American Translators Association (accredited translator French-England), American Literature Translators Association, American Association Teachers French.


  • Other Interests

    Piano playing.


Married Clarisse Rahajamanarivo Coates, June 20, 1952.

B. Franklin Coates

Maida Lenore (Sipe) Coates

Clarisse Rahajamanarivo Coates