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English language educator

Richard Howard Wasson, American English language educator. Avocation: writing fiction. M C. Recipient Georgina Smith award for Creative and Distinguished Leadership, Rutgers Council American Association of University Professors Chapter, 1992. Member American Association of University Professors (grievance chair 1987, 89, 92-95, president New Brunswick Chapter.1990-1993, founder retiree assembly 1997), Modern Language Association.

Background

Wasson, Richard Howard was born on October 7, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Robert Rock W. and Anna Hilbert Witt.

Education

Bachelor, Cornell College, 1952. Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1962.

Career

Instructor, U. West Virginia, Morgantown, 1956-1957; teaching assistant, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1956-1962; from assistant professor to associate professor, University of Illinois, Champaign, Urbana, 1962-1970; professor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1970-1996; now professor emeritus, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1996. Freshman committee director Rutgers University, 1977-1981.

Achievements

  • Avocation: writing fiction. M C.

Membership

Member American Association of University Professors (grievance chair 1987, 89, 92-95, president New Brunswick Chapter.1990-1993, founder retiree assembly 1997), Modern Language Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Writing fiction.

Connections

Married Audrey Dohmeyer, 1956 (divorced 1971). 1 child, Kristen Anna Wasson-Mirskin.

father:
Robert Rock W.

mother:
Anna Hilbert Witt

spouse:
Audrey Dohmeyer

child:
Kristen Anna Wasson-Mirskin Wasson