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Archeologist , studies educator

Robert Houston Smith, archeologist, humanities and religious studies educator. National Endowment of the Humanities grantee, 1979-1981, National Geographic Society grantee, 1979-1985; Yale University fellow American School Oriental Research, 1958-1959.

Background

Smith, Robert Houston was born on February 13, 1931 in McAlester, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Vaughn Hubert and Bobbie Louise (Nelson) Smith.

Education

Bachelor, University Tulsa, 1952. Bachelor's Degree, Yale University, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1960.

Career

Instructor, College Wooster, Ohio., 1960-1962; assistant professor, College Wooster, Ohio., 1962-1965; associate professor, College Wooster, Ohio., 1965-1970; professor, College Wooster, Ohio., 1970-1972; Fox professor religious studies, College Wooster, Ohio., 1979-1993; department chairman, College Wooster, Ohio., 1981-1993; chairman archaeology program, College Wooster, Ohio., 1979-1993. Grosvenor lecturer National Geographic Society, Washington, 1985. Director College Wooster Archeological Expedition to Pella, Jordan, 1966-1985.

Consultant on development business and professional codes of ethics.

Works

Membership

Trustee American Center Oriental Research, Amman, Jordan, 1979-1985. Member American Schools Oriental Research, Society Professional Archaeologists, Society Biblical Literature, Archaeological Institute American.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: landscape painting.

Connections

Married Geraldine Warshaw, January 26, 1969. 1 child, Vanessa Eleanor.

father:
Vaughn Hubert Smith

mother:
Bobbie Louise (Nelson) Smith

spouse:
Geraldine Warshaw

child:
Vanessa Eleanor Smith