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Humanities educator

Merrill Maguire Skaggs, American Humanities educator. Recipient Book of Year award American Journal Nursing. Board of directors Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial, Red Cloud, Nebraska, since 1991, New Jersey Committee for the Humanities, New Brunswick, since 1990. Member Society for Values in Higher Education (board directors 1988-1994), Society for Study of Southern Literature (board directors 1982, 83-85, 87-89).

Background

Skaggs, Merrill Maguire was born on October 1, 1937 in Florala, Alabama, United States. Daughter of John Henry and Clyde Louise (Merrill) M.

Education

Bachelor, Stetson University, DeLand, Florida, 1958. Doctor of Laws, Stetson University, DeLand, Florida, 1988. Master of Arts, Duke University, 1960.

Doctor of Philosophy, Duke University, 1965.

Career

Tutor, Duke U., 1961-1962;lecturer, Brooklyn College, 1965;associate editor, The MacMillan Company. New York City, 1966-1967;adjunct assistant Professor of English, Drew U., Madison, New Jersey, 1975-1976;adjunct associate professor, Drew U., Madison, New Jersey, 1976-1979;associate professor, Drew U., Madison, New Jersey, 1979-1985;professor, Drew U., Madison, New Jersey, 1985-1986;dean-elect, Drew U., Madison, New Jersey, 1985-1986;dean Graduate School, Drew U., Madison, New Jersey, 1986-1992;Baldwin professor of humanities, Drew U., Madison, New Jersey, since 1992.

Works

Membership

Board directors Willa Cather Foundation, Red Cloud, Nebraska, since 1991, New Jersey Committee for the Humanities, New Brunswick, 1990-1995. Clerk Summit Monthly Meeting, 2003-2005. Member Society Values in Higher Education (board director 1988-1994), Society Study of Southern Literature (board director 1982, 83-85, 87-89).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: tennis.

Connections

Married Calvin Lee Skaggs, August 19, 1960 (divorced February 1994). Children: Sylvia Merrill, John Adam.

father:
John Henry M.

mother:
Clyde Louise (Merrill) M.

spouse:
Calvin Lee Skaggs

children:
Sylvia Merrill Skaggs

John Adam Skaggs