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English language educator

Eugene Greeley Prater, American English language educator. Ordained to ministry First Christian Church, 1952, Congressional Churches, 1954, 61. Recipient Eliot F. Shepherd prize Vanderbilt University, 1954; Phillips University scholar, 1950-1952, Vanderbilt Divinity School scholar, 1952-1954, Harvard University scholar, 1955-1956; Carnegie grantee Vanderbilt University, 1954-1955.


Prater, Eugene Greeley was born on July 11, 1930 in Elk City, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Richard Charles and Marie Evelyn (Senter-Hogan) Prater. arrived in Hungary, 1994.


Student, University Oklahoma, 1948-1950; Bachelor, Phillips U., Enid, Oklahoma, 1952; Data Base in Religion, Vanderbilt University, 1954; Master of Arts in English Literature, Vanderbilt University, 1955; postgraduate, Harvard University, 1955-1956; postgraduate, American University, Washington, 1960-1963; Doctor of Philosophy in Drama, History, University of Southern California, 1976.


Minister, various churches, 1954-1955, 56-58; Professor of English, Curry College, Milton, Massachusetts, 1955-1956; administrative assistant, Department of Interior, Washington, 1958-1962; assistant professor of history, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1963-1964; instructor social science, Georgetown (Maryland.) H.S., 1964-1965; laborer, International Business Machines Corporation Paper Manufacturing, Stockholm, 1965; assistant Professor of English, U. Maine, Machias, 1965-1966; lecturer in history, California State University, Long Beach, 1966; assistant professor of history, U. San Francisco, 1966-1967; assistant Professor of English, California Polytechnic U., San Luis Obispo, 1967-1975; assistant Professor of English, California Polytechnic U., Pomona, 1976-1977; assistant Professor of English, King Faisal U., Damam, Saudi Arabia, 1975-1976; assistant Professor of English, King Abdulaziz U., Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 1978-1979; chairman languages, Wittenberg College, Düsseldorf, Germany, 1979-1980; lecturer English as Second Language, Schiller International U., Heidelberg, Germany, 1980-1981; lecturer history, English, speech, U. Maryland., Heidelberg, 1980-1986; English as Second Language instructor, Ventura (California) College, 1988-1989; assistant Professor of English, Interamerican U., San Germán, Puerto Rico, 1989-1990. Lecturer English and drama University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1973, 77.


  • Ordained to ministry First Christian Church, 1952,Congregational Churches, 1954, 61.



Member citizens seminar YM-Young Women’s Christian Association, Washington, 1949. Chaplain United States Naval Reserve, 1954-1966. Member Modern Language Association, American History Association, American Theater Association, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Gamma Museum.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: traveling, languages, theater, opera, concerts.


Married Gabriele Margit Beerhenke, August 4, 1967 (divorced February 1977). Married Jolanta Eva Bendzel, August 11, 1984 (divorced May 1986).

Richard Charles Prater

Marie Evelyn (Senter-Hogan) Prater

Jolanta Eva Bendzel

Gabriele Margit Beerhenke