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women's studies and English literature educator

Marie Terese Farr, American women's studies and English literature educator. Recipient Robert L. Jones Alumni award for Teaching Excellence, East Carolina University, 1978, grant North Carolina Humanities Council, 1988, 94, summer grant, East Carolina University Teaching Grant, 1989.


Farr, Marie Terese was born on December 16, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Frank Joseph and Tess Mary (Owens) Tate.


Bachelor of Science with honors, Loyola University, 1962. Master of Arts, Purdue University, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, University Washington, 1978.


Graduate assistant English department, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1962-1964;teaching assistant English Department, University Washington, Seattle, 1964-1966;instructor English department, Seattle U., 1966-1968;instructor, East Carolina U. division Continuing Education, Greenville, North Carolina, 1972-1973;assistant Professor of English department, East Carolina U., Greenville, North Carolina, 1973-1985;assistant dean, College Arts & Sciences, East Carolina U., Greenville, North Carolina, 1981-1984;associate Professor of English department, College Arts & Sciences, East Carolina U., Greenville, North Carolina, since 1985;also founding member, director Women's Studies Program, College Arts & Sciences, East Carolina U., Greenville, North Carolina, 1985-1992;acting chair, department of committee, East Carolina U., Greenville, 1989-1991;founding member ethnic studies program, East Carolina U., Greenville, 1990-1991;member subcommittee academic support planning commission, East Carolina U., Greenville, 1980-1982;faculty senator, East Carolina U., Greenville, since 1992. Speaker North Carolina Humanities Council Speakers Bureau, since 1993. Coordinator 18th annual conference S.E. Women's Studies Association, 1994.

Consultant, speaker to numerous organizations and conferences.


  • Other Work

    • Author book review Teaching English in the 2-Year College, 1975. Annotator English Fiction in Transition: 1880-1920, 1962-1964. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Chair Tri-County Marketing North Carolina Equity's Women's Legislation Agenda, 1992-1994. Member, coordinator committee Women in '88, Greenville, 1988. Member Modern Language Association (women's caucus), National Organization of Women (co-president Greenville chapter 1993-1994), American Association of University Women, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, National Women's Studies Association, Southeast Women's Studies Association, Utopian Studies Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, walking, travel, computers.


Married D. Paul Farr, June 11, 1966 (deceased January 1976).

Frank Joseph Tate

Tess Mary (Owens) Tate

D. Paul Farr