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language educator

David Allan Evans, American language educator.


Evans, David Allan was born on April 11, 1940 in Sioux City, Iowa, United States. Son of Arthur Clarence and Ruth (Lyle) Evans.


Bachelor, Morningside College, 1962. Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1964. Master of Fine Arts, University Arkansas, 1973.


Assistant University Iowa, Iowa City, 1965, University Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1971-1972. Assistant professor English, Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado, 1966-1968, South Dakota State University, Brookings, 1968-1978, professor, since 1978, writer-in-residence, since 1997, professor emeritus, 2007. Poet laureate South Dakota, 2002.

Faculty exchange professor Yunnan Normal University, Kunming, China, 1988—1989. Faculty leader Seminar Abroad South Dakota State University, Yunnan Province, China, 2001, Phi Kappa Phi lecturer, 03. Poet laureate, South Dakota, since 2002.



Writing mentor South Dakota State Prison, Sioux Falls, since 2001. Member steering committee Brookings Arts Council, since 2001. Active participant artist in schools South Dakota Arts Council.

Member Society Midland Authors, Academy American Poets, Sports Literature Society, Poetry Society of America (South Dakota Poet of Year 2004), South Dakota Council Teachers English (South Dakota Author of Year 2005, Mayor's award 2007), Fulbright Association, Sigma Tau Delta (honorary member Alpha Chi chapter).


  • Other Interests

    Racquetball and other exercise, reading, travel.


Married Janice Kay Johnson, July 4, 1958. Children: Shelly Evans Moreau, David Allan Junior, Karlin.

Arthur Clarence Evans

Ruth (Lyle) Evans

Janice Kay Johnson

Shelly Evans Moreau Evans

David Allan Junior Evans

Karlin Evans