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English language educator

Roger Best Rollin, American English language educator.

Background

Rollin, Roger Best was born on February 12, 1930 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John William and Hazel Elizabeth (Best) Rollin.

Education

Bachelor in English and Philosophy with honors, Washington & Jefferson College, 1952;Master of Arts, Yale University, 1957;Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1960.

Career

From instructor to professor English Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1959-1975. William James Lemon professor of literature Clemson (South Carolina) University, since 1975.

Works

Membership

President Clemson Little Theatre, 1992-1993. Secretary Clemson Area Arts Council, 1988-1990. Corporal United States Army, 1952-1955.

Member Modern Language Association, American Association of University Professors (president Clemson University chapter 1976-1977), American Culture Association (president 1990-1993), Popular Culture Association (board directors 1982-1984), National Council Teachers of English, Popular Culture/American Culture Association in South (president 1985-1986), Phi Beta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, aviation and military history.

Connections

Married Marian Margaret Plants, December 1952 (deceased May 1981). Children: Bruce Geoffrey, Lisa Ann. Married Lucy Ellen Krippenstapel, July 16, 1983.

father:
John William Rollin

mother:
Hazel Elizabeth (Best) Rollin

spouses:
Marian Margaret Plants

Lucy Ellen Krippenstapel

children:
Bruce Geoffrey Rollin

Lisa Ann Rollin