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German language and literature educator

Joe Kemp Fugate, German language and literature educator. Recipient Verdienstkreuz erster Klasse Federal Republic Germany, 1971, Palmes Academique Republic of France, 1981; named Outstanding Educator CHANGE, 1978; honorary fellow Institute American Universities, 1974.


Fugate, Joe Kemp was born on October 31, 1931 in East St. Louis, Illinois, United States. Son of Ott Baker and Elizabeth (Kemp) Fugate.


AB, Southern Illinois University, 1954. Master of Arts, Princeton University, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1962.


Instructor German, Ohio U., Athens, 1959-1961;from assistant to associate professor German, Kalamazoo College, 1961-1971;professor German, Kalamazoo College, since 1972;from assistant director to associate director foreign study, Kalamazoo College, 1964-1974;department chairman German, Kalamazoo College, 1965-1974;director neglected languages program, Kalamazoo College, 1965-1988;director foreign study, Kalamazoo College, 1974-1992. Assistant/associate director National Defense Education Act Summer German Institute Southern Illinois U., Carbondale, 1962, 63. Reader advanced placement tests Ednl.

Testing, Princeton, New Jersey, 1965-1971.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Psychological Basis of Herder's Aesthetic, 1966. Contributor numerous articles in English and German to professional journals.


Loving God went to supernatural lengths—by sending His Son to die—to provide everyone an opportunity to escape the fires of Hell and spend eternity in Heaven.


The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.


Christians should promote healthy marriages, raising loving children, and in getting along with everyone around them—including their enemies.


With United States Army, 1955-1957. Member Modern Language Association (steering committee 1979-1982, bibliographer since 1969), National Association Foreign Student Affairs, American Association Teachers German, American Lessing Society, Torch International, Council International Education Exchange (board directors 1983-1986), Goethe Gesellschaft.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: antiques, old maps and prints, books, railroads, traveling.


Married Louise Reid, February 21, 1953. Children: John E., Karl R., Erika L.

Ott Baker Fugate

Elizabeth (Kemp) Fugate

Louise Reid

John E. Fugate

Karl R. Fugate

Erika L. Fugate