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Hubert Crouse Heffner

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Hubert Crouse Heffner, American educator. award, 1954-1955. Fellow American Education Theatre Association (president 1949, editor Journal 1955-1956); member American Association University Professors, Speech Association American, Modern Language Association, National Theatre Conference, American National Theatre and Academy (board directors 1953-1956, 60-85).

Background

Heffner, Hubert Crouse was born on February 22, 1901 in Maiden, North Carolina, United States. Son of Sylvanus Lafayette and Lily (Crouse) Heffner.

Education

Bachelor of Arts with honors in Language and Literature, U. North Carolina, 1921, Master of Arts, 1922. Student of University Chicago, 1930-1934, 44. Doctor of Humane Letters, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1964.

The Doctor of Letters, University North Carolina, 1969.

Career

1 son, Hubert Heffner. Instructor English, director dramatics U. Wyoming, 1922-1923. Instructor English, director dramatics U. Arizona, 1923-1926.

Assistant Professor of English, associate director The Carolina Playmakers, U. North Carolina, 1926-1930. Professor dramatic literature Northwestern University, 1930-1939. Professor dramatic literature, executive head department speech and drama, Stanford, 1939-1954.

Rockefeller grand in aid for research and study in France and England, 1951-1952. Folger Shakespeare Library grant in aid, 1952. Fulbright award, 1954-1955.

Professor speech, theatre, and dramatic literature Indiana U., 1954-1961, Distinguished Service professor dramatic literature, 1961-1985, chairman div. theatre, 1970-1971. Visiting professor summers Northwestern University, 1930, Stanford, 1937, University of California, 1939, Cornell Univercity, 1948, U. Colorado, 1950, 65, U. Denver, 1962. Carnegie visiting professor drama U. Hawaii, 1958, U. Bristol, 1954-1955, U. Denver, summer 1962, U. Colorado, summer 1965.

Commissioned captain, Special Reserve, United States Army, 1943. Grad School of Military Government, University of Virginia, 1943. Inactive status in charge of military government instruction Civil Affairs Training School, Stanford, 1943-1944.

Research project Provost Marshal Gen’s. Office, 1944; head Theatre and Radio Arts Branch, chief Fine Arts section Biarritz American U., 1945-1946.

Works

  • Author several publications Editor: (with Isaac Goldberg) Davy Crockett and Other Plays, 1940. Associate editor Quarterly Journal of Speech, 1947-1950. Director number of theatrical prodns. for U. Wyoming, U. Arizona, The Carolina Playmakers, Northwestern University and Stanford.

Membership

Fellow American Education Theatre Association (president 1949, editor Journal 1955-1956). Member American Association University Professors, Speech Association American, Modern Language Association, National Theatre Conference, American National Theatre and Academy (board directors 1953-1956, 60-85).

Connections

Married Ruth Penny, April.

father:
Sylvanus Lafayette Heffner

mother:
Lily (Crouse) Heffner

spouse:
Ruth Penny