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English literature educator

James Thomas Livingston, American English literature educator. Recipient Deutscher Academy Austaust Dienst fellowship, Fulbright scholarship, Federal Republic of Germany, 1955-1956, Disciples House fellowship University Chicago, 1956-1961, National Endowment of the Humanities fellowship University Miami, 1979, senior Fulbright research fellowship Council for International Exchange of Scholars, 1985.


Livingston, James Thomas was born on March 16, 1931 in San Angelo, Texas, United States. Son of Jess Alexander and Mamie Elizabeth (Gill) Livingston.


Bachelor, Texas Christian University, 1952. Master of Arts in English, Texas Christian University, 1953. Bachelor of Divinity, University Chicago, 1959.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1963.


Assistant professor, Drury College, Springfield, Missouri, 1962-1963; associate professor, Drury College, Springfield, 1963-1969; chairman Department English, Drury College, Springfield, 1964-1976; chairman Division Humanities and Fine Arts, Drury College, Springfield, 1981-1984; professor, Drury College, Springfield, since 1965.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Caribbean Rhythms: the Emerging English Literature of the West Indies, 1974. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Board of directors, regional vice president, state president Missouri Citizens for the ARts, since 1983. Board directors, president Springfield Council for the Arts, 1981-1982. Board directors, president Springfield Art Museum, 1986-1992.

Board directors Springfield Sister Cities Association. Member Modern Language Association, Caribbean Studies Association, National Council Teachers English, American Academy Religion, Rotary.


Married Carolyn Wellman. Children: Laurence Elliott, James Christopher.

Jess Alexander Livingston

Mamie Elizabeth (Gill) Livingston

Carolyn Wellman

Laurence Elliott Livingston

James Christopher Livingston