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English language educator

Joyce Bennett Parker, American English language educator. Named Young Woman of Year, City of Conway, Woman of Year, City of Conway; study grantee to England, 1980. Planner community music programs for civic organizations; co-chair Children's Literature Conference Coastal, 1985. Member American Association of University Professors, Modern Language Association, National Council Teachers English.

Background

Parker, Joyce Bennett was born on November 4, 1937 in Covington, Virginia, United States. Daughter of James Gordon and Margaret (Dickerson) Bennett.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in English and Music, Erskine College, 1958. Master of Arts in English and Education, Vanderbilt University, 1961. Postgraduate, University North Carolina, 1962.

Postgraduate, University South Carolina, 1969. Postgraduate, University Wisconsin, 1969.

Career

High school teacher, Moore Haven, Florida, 1958-1959; high school teacher, Keowee, South Carolina., 1960-1962; high school teacher, Chesterfield, South Carolina., 1962-1964; Professor of English, University of Southern California, Conway, 1965-1993; Professor of English, Coastal Carolina U., Conway, since 1993. Presenter in field.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Director Theatre of Republic, also various youth theatrical productions. Musical director Lil'Abner. Soloist (for Broadway theater) The Messiah, also in religious cantatas.

      Active in community theater.

Membership

Planner community music programs for civic organizations. Co-chair Children's Literature Conference Coastal, 1985. Member American Association of University Professors, Modern Language Association, National Council Teachers English.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: music, tennis, croquet.

Connections

Married Marshall E. Parker, June 4, 1957. Children: Marshall Edward Ur., Carol Parker Hieronymous, Shannon.

father:
James Gordon Bennett

mother:
Margaret (Dickerson) Bennett

spouse:
Marshall E. Parker

children:
Marshall Edward Ur. Parker

Shannon Parker

Carol Parker Hieronymous Parker