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literature and language professor , researcher

Robert Alexander Armour, American literature and language professor, researcher. Recipient awards, Rocky Mountain College, award, Government Northern Ireland, Training and Employment Agency, Friends Tennessee Libs., Alumni Society, Randolph-Macon College; Summer Study fellowship, National Endowment Humanities, Summer Film grant.


Armour, Robert Alexander was born on March 23, 1940 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Son of Alexander Presely and Ruth Smith Armour.


Bachelor, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia, 1962. Master of Arts, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, University Georgia, Athens, 1968.


Professor English, emeritus Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, since 1963. Fulbright visiting professor Al Azhar University, Cairo, 1981—1982, Ain Shams University, Cairo, 1981—1982. Assistant general secretary higher education United Methodist Church, Board Higher Education and Ministry, Nashville, 1992—1999.

Visiting professor University Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, 1998. Adjunt professor English Tennessee Technology University, Cookeville, since 2002.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (book) The Gods and Myths of Ancient Egypt. Editor: Randolph-Macon College and the Liberal Arts. Author: Fritz Lang.

      Co-editor: Integrating Liberal Learning and Professional Education. Editor: The Plays of Robert Munford, 1992.


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


People sometimes argue that involvement in political life involves getting our hands dirty, so is something Christians should avoid. But God is present in everything, including political institutions.


Every person needs the Church for spiritual and emotional care that enables to reconcile relations with God, with others, and with self.


President Friends Richmond Public Library., 1984—1986. Member Board Trustees, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, 1993—2001. President Putnam County Library.

Friends, Cookeville, Tennessee, 2001—2007. Chair, long range planning Bryan Symphony Orchestra, 2003—2009. Member of Pi Delta Epsilon, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi.


  • Other Interests

    Woodworking, travel.


Married Leandra Garrett, December 19, 1965. 1 child Elizabeth Armour Orsbon.

Alexander Presely

Ruth Smith Armour

Leandra Garrett

Elizabeth Armour Orsbon Armour