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speech and theater educator

Ray Geist Ewing, American Speech and theater educator. Member Speech Comm. Association, Center States Comm. Association (chairman awards committee since 1988), Speech and Theatre Association Missouri (executive secretary 1969-1971, Board of Governors 1984-1987, vice president 1992-1993), Texas Speech Comm. Association (executive secretary 1981-1983), West Texas Comm. Association (president 1980-1981), International Council Fine Arts Deans.

Background

Ewing, Ray Geist was born on February 14, 1940 in Helena, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Glenn Lee and Ruth (Geist) Ewing.

Education

Bachelor, Oklahoma City University, 1961. Master of Science, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1968.

Career

Speech-drama teacher, Marshall (Missouri) High School, 1961-1963;speech-drama instructor, Oklahoma College Liberal Arts, Chickasha, 1964-1966;assistant professor speech, Center Missouri State University, Warrensburg, 1968-1971;assistant professor communication, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1971-1976;chairman, speech committee and theater, West Texas State University, Canyon, 1976-1983;chairman, speech committee and theater, S.E. Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, since 1983;acting dean College Humanities, S.E. Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, 1985;acting dean College Liberal Arts, S.E. Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, 1988-1989. Consultant in committee and theater Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, 1988,93. Member Missouri Arts Education Task Force, since 1992.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (book) Participation: Public Speaking, Debate and Discussion, 1975. Co-editor: (book) Communication Education Trends and Issues 1975.

Religion

God created humans to be able to innovate and evaluate new forms of living that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals.

Politics

The separation of church and state has guaranteed the diversity of religious expressions and the freedom to worship God according to each person’s conscience. However, separation of church and state permit interaction.

Views

People are called to love God not only with their hearts, but also with their minds. All things should be considered through the light of reason. In order to do that, it is necessary to become aware of different points of view and be able to develop critical thinking in relation to any political or social problem.

Membership

Member Speech Communications Association, Center States Communications Association (chairman awards committee since 1988), Speech and Theatre Association Missouri (executive secretary 1969-1971, board governors 1984-1987, vice president 1992-1993), Texas Speech Communications Association (executive secretary 1981-1983), West Texas Communications Association (president 1980-1981), International Council Fine Arts Deans.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: rotisserie league baseball, golf.

Connections

Married Carolyn Louise Dugger, August 25, 1961. Children: Laura Beth, Christina Louise.

father:
Glenn Lee Ewing

mother:
Ruth (Geist) Ewing

spouse:
Carolyn Louise Dugger

children:
Laura Beth Ewing

Christina Louise Ewing