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French language educator

Georgia Grey Hooks Shurr, French language educator. National Endowment for Humanities grantee, 1979; Tennessee Council for Humanities, 1986-1987; named Outstanding Teacher, Idaho Foreign Language Association, 1979.


Shurr, Georgia Grey Hooks was born on August 5, 1942 in Whiteville, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of George Wesley and Chrissie (Goins) Hooks.


Bachelor/Bachelor of Science in English and French, East Carolina U., 1964; Master of Arts in Romance Langs., U. North Carolina, 1968; Doctor of Philosophy in Romance Langs., U. North Carolina, 1971.


Assistant professor French, U. Tennessee, Chattanooga, 1968-1972; associate professor French, U. Idaho, Moscow, 1972-1979; professor, U. Idaho, Moscow, 1979-1981; Adjunct Professor liberal arts, U. Tennessee, Knoxville, since 1981. Board directors National Conference Governor's Schools, Lexington, Kentucky, 1989-1991. Director Governor's Acads., Nashville/Knoxville, since 1990, Governor's School for the Humanities, Nashville, since 1985.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Marguerite Yourcenar, 1987.


Member Modern Language Association, Société Internationale des études Yourcenariennes, Paul Claudel Society (secretary-treasurer 1978-1981), South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Joint Committee for Langs., Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association, National Conference Governor's Schools.


Married William Howard Shurr, December 28, 1968. 1 child, Emily Grey.

George Wesley Hooks

Chrissie (Goins) Hooks

William Howard Shurr

Emily Grey Shurr