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English educator

Noel Earl Polk, American English educator. E-mail: noel.polk@usm.edu. National Endowment for Humanities research grantee, 1979-1981, 86-88, 89, American Council Learned Socs. travelgrantee, 1985. Member Modern Language Association, South Center Modern Language Association, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Mississippi History Society.

Background

Polk, Noel Earl was born on February 23, 1943 in Picayune, Mississippi, United States. Son of Earl Everette and Norma Ayeleen (Hamilton) Polk.

Education

Bachelor, Mississippi College, 1965;Master of Arts, Mississippi College, 1966;Doctor of Philosophy, University of Southern California, 1970.

Career

Assistant Professor of English, University Texas, Arlington, 1970-1974;associate professor Southern studies program, University of Southern California, Columbia, 1974-1976;private practice as researcher, Columbia, 1976-1977;assistant professor, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, 1977-1978;associate professor, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, 1979-1982;Professor of English,, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, since 1983. President Mississippi Institute Arts and Letters, 1979-1980, 88, 98-99. Member Committee forScholarly Editions, New York 1983-1988.

Achievements

  • E-mail: noel.polk@usm.edu.

Works

Membership

Member Modern Language Association, South Center Modern Language Association, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Mississippi History Society.

Connections

Married Patricia Edna Parrott, January 29, 1967 (divorced 1990). Children: Jennifer, Scott.

father:
Earl Everette Polk

mother:
Norma Ayeleen (Hamilton) Polk

spouse:
Patricia Edna Parrott

children:
Jennifer Polk

Scott Polk