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history educator and researcher

Nona Jean Farris, American history educator and researcher. Robert and Nona Carr Presidential scholar, 1980-1982. Member Alpha Chi, Alpha Mu Gamma, Phi Alpha Theta, Kappa Delta Pi, Pi Gamma Mu, Sigma Iota Rho, Sigma Tau Delta.

Background

Farris, Nona Jean was born on September 9, 1960 in Fort Stockton, Texas, United States. Daughter of Robert Real and Thelma Vada (Chambers) Farris.

Education

Bachelor in History/French magna cum laude, Angelo State University, 1982. Master of Arts in History and English, Southwest Texas State University, 1994.

Career

Tour guide, Riggs Museum, Fort Stockton, 1980;tutor in history and English, House of Tutor, Austin, Texas, 1983;from staff to senior administrative associate, University Texas at Austin/Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, 1983-1991;teaching assistant, S.W. Texas State University, San Marcos, 1992-1993;assistant instructor, S.W. Texas State University, San Marcos, 1993-1994;instructor, S.W. Texas State University, San Marcos, since 1994. Judge junior historian and Texas history day fairs Texas State History Association, Austin, 1988-1994.

Membership

Member Alpha Chi, Alpha Mu Gamma, Phi Alpha Theta, Kappa Delta Pi, Pi Gamma Mu, Sigma Iota Rho, Sigma Tau Delta.

Connections

father:
Robert Real Farris

mother:
Thelma Vada (Chambers) Farris