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journalism educator

Ronald Truman Farrar, American journalism educator. Recipient national research award Society Professional Journalists, 1969.

Background

Farrar, Ronald Truman was born on July 3, 1935 in Fordyce, Arkansas, United States. Son of Truman Langdon and Grace Lena (Johnson) Farrar.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Arkansas, 1957. Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, University Missouri, 1965.

Career

With, various newspapers, Arkansas, Iowa., 1956-1961;assistant professor journalism, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1964-1970;professor, department chairman, Southern Methodist U., Dallas, 1970-1973;professor, department chairman, U. Mississippi, Oxford, 1973-1977;director journalism, U. Kentucky, Lexington, 1977-1981;professor, U. Kentucky, Lexington, 1981-1986;professor, University of Southern California, Columbia, since 1986.

Works

Religion

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

Politics

The state should not attempt to control the church, nor should the church seek to dominate the state. The separation of church and state should not be misconstrued as the abolition of all religious expression from public life.

Views

The strong feature of Methodism is that prayers are not only led by an ordained minister, but often by a local preacher - a lay person who has been trained and authorized to lead worship and preach.

Connections

Married Gayla Dennis, June 3, 1961. Children: Janet Farrar Worthington, Bradley Truman.

father:
Truman Langdon Farrar

mother:
Grace Lena (Johnson) Farrar

spouse:
Gayla Dennis

children:
Janet Farrar Worthington Farrar

Bradley Truman Farrar