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Park Judson Newcombe, American speech educator. Certified secondary school life teaching, Michigan.


Newcombe, Park Judson was born on December 14, 1930 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Son of Park H. and Frances L Newcombe.


Associate of Arts, Grand Rapids Junior College, 1951; Bachelor, Western Michigan University, 1953; Master of Arts, Northwestern University, 1957; Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, 1963.


Program Director, Muncie (Indiana) Boys' Club, 1955-1956. Teacher Big Rapids (Michigan) High School, 1957-1958, Allen Park (Michigan) High School, 1958-1959, Paw Paw (Michigan) High School, 1959-1961. Instructor Western Michigan University, Paw Paw, 1959-1961.

Assistant Professor of Speech Chaminade University, Honolulu, 1962-1965. Assistant professor Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1965-1970, Chairman Department of Speech Education,

1970-1976. Associate Professor of Speech Education, University South Florida, Tampa, 1976-1993, Professor of Speech Education, 1994-, Emeritus Professor, since 1994, retired, 1994.


  • Certified secondary school life teaching, Michigan.



Registered as Republican but votes as an Independent.


1st vice president, president Hawaii Association for Student Teaching, Honolulu, 1963-1965, Pacific Speech Association, Honolulu, 1963-1965. Member Speech Communication Association (life, chairman instructional development division 1973-1975), Southern Communications Association (life), Florida Communication Association (1st Vice President & president 1982-1983), American Association Retired Persons, Rare Fruit Council International (President,Tampa Bay Chapter 1979-1980), American Legion (life), Phi Delta Kappa (life).

  • Florida Communication Association (life, President, 1983)


  • Other Interests

    Music, horticulture.


Park Hunt Newcombe

Frances Lucelia (Clark) Newcombe