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English language educator

R. Mark Smith, American English language educator. Named Outstanding Young Men of America, 1989. Member Modern Language Association, College Conference Composition and Communications, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Kappa Epsilon.

Background

Smith, R. Mark was born on April 23, 1960 in Tulsa. Son of William Leonard and Patsy Virginia (Peterson) Smith.

Education

Bachelor in Journalism, Northeast Louisiana University, 1982. Master of Arts in English, Southwest Louisiana University, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy in English, Southwest Louisiana University, 1992.

Career

Teaching assistant, S.W. Louisiana U., Lafayette, 1987-1992;instructor English, S.W. Louisiana U., Lafayette, 1992-1993;assistant Professor of English, Valdosta (Georgia) State University, since 1993. Technical writer Louisiana Productivity Center, Lafayette, 1991-1993.

Religion

God alone is the Creator and is alone to be worshipped. The creation was made by God alone, and is to be respected and cared for but not worshipped.

Politics

Christians should engage the culture through discipleship within the churches and through participation in the democratic public policy and political process in order to help fulfill the kingdom mandate taught in the Bible and expressed in the Baptist Faith to bring industry, government, and society as a whole under the sway of the principles of righteousness, truth, and brotherly love.

Views

God wants to see people productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.

Membership

Member Modern Language Association, College Conference Composition and Communications, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Kappa Epsilon.

Connections

Married Shiela Renee Pate, July 20, 1985. Children: Trevor Paul, Brittany Renee.

father:
William Leonard Smith

mother:
Patsy Virginia (Peterson) Smith

spouse:
Shiela Renee Pate

child:
Trevor Paul Smith

child:
Brittany Renee Smith