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Robert Earl Thorne, American Language educator ( hum: library study, Educated)language educator. Member Pasquotank Arts Council, since 1972.; Served with United States Air Force,1962-1966.; Member National Council Teachers English, International Society General Semantics, National School Bds. Association, North Carolina Bds. Association, Elizabeth-Pasquotank Board Education, Pine Lakes Country.

Background

Thorne, Robert Earl was born on June 16, 1943 in Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States. Son of Henry Earl Thorne and Doris Mae (Elks) Fergerson.

Education

AB, U North Carolina, 1968. Master of Arts in Teaching, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, Duke University, 1972.

Career

Teacher English Githens Junior High School, Durham, North Carolina, 1968—1970. English master teacher Demonstration Enrichment School, Duke University, 1970—1972. Associate professor English College Albemarle, Elizabeth City, 1972—1977.

Associate professor, director English education Elizabeth City State University, 1977—1982. Professor modern languages, since 1982. With United States Air Force, 1962-1966.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: A Semanticist and Campus Unrest: A Study of Samuel Ichiye Hayakawa in Thought and Action, 1972. Contributor articles to anthologies and magazines.

Religion

The life with Christ has nothing to do with being in a "church" atmosphere for all eternity. God’s salvation involves far more. He is planning to make his children productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.

Politics

All human life is sacred and created by God and therefore, we must see all human life as significant and valuable. When governments implement the death penalty, then the life of the convicted person is devalued and all possibility of change in that person’s life ends.

Views

All Christians should study Old and New Testament, which texts were written and gathered together over a long period of time. It is important to find out as much as we can about the original contexts in which texts were produced.

Membership

Member Pasquotank Arts Council, since 1972. Member of Elizabeth-Pasquotank Board Education, North Carolina Boards Association, National School Boards Association, International Society General Semantics, National Council Teachers English, Rotary, Duplicate Bridge Club, Pine Lakes Country Club, Phi Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi.

Connections

Married Judy Gardner Guillet, July 27, 1968. Children: Ashlee Maria, Anna Barrett.

father:
Henry Earl Thorne Fergerson

mother:
Doris Mae (Elks) Fergerson

spouse:
Judy Gardner Guillet

child:
Ashlee Maria Thorne

child:
Anna Barrett Thorne