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English educator

Lynette Deane Shaw-Smith, American English educator. University Missouri fellow, 1985-1988; recipient LaFata Teaching award, 2000.


Shaw-Smith, Lynette Deane was born on August 24, 1961 in Pittsfield, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Glen Wardell and Betty (Deane) Shaw.


Bachelor in English summa cum laude, MacMurray College, Jacksonville, Illinois, 1983. Master of Arts in Linguistics, Rhetoric, University Missouri, 1985.


Graduate teacher English department University Missouri, Columbia, 1983-1988. Editorial assistant University Missouri Press, 1985-1988. Technical writer International Business Machines Corporation, San Jose, California, 1988-1992, Apollo Programming, San Jose, 1992-1993.

Instructor Urbana (Illinois) Adult Education, 1993-1997, Parkland College, Champaign, Illinois, 1993-1997. Professor English Springfield (Illinois) College, since 1997. Advisor International Club, Springfield, since 1999.


Member San Jose Museum Art, 1988-1990, Arizona Sonora Desert Mur., Tucson, 1990. Volunteer tutor Santa Teresa High School, San Jose, 1990-1993. Member American Association of University Women, National Council Teachers English, Conference on College Composition and Communications, Illinois Learning Specialists and Developmental Educators.


  • Other Interests

    Travel, theater, reading.


Married Scott David Smith, June 3, 1989.

Glen Wardell Shaw

Betty (Deane) Shaw

Scott David Smith