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R. Mark Smith

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 Southwest Louisiana University, Lafayette, 1987-1992, instructor English, 1992-1993. Assistant professor English Valdosta (Georgia) State University, since 1993. Technical writer Louisiana Productivity Center, Lafayette, 1991-1993.

Religion

The two greatest commandments are to "love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with your entire mind" and to "love your neighbor as yourself.".

Views

Church members should meet regularly in order to be accountable to each other about how each person is living the Christian life.

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

children:
Trevor Paul Smith

Brittany Renee Smith

Politics

God seeks to transform relationship with and between people. If politics is about how we choose to live together and to treat one another, there is surely a place for discerning the activity of God in politics.