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English language educator

Ruth Anna Perry, American English language educator. Recipient Certified of Recognition, Education Achievement Award, Service award, Norfolk State University; named Outstanding Auburn Woman Graduate, 1992.


Perry, Ruth Anna was born on November 22, 1937 in Edenton, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of Walter H. and Agnes E. (Bond) Perry.


Bachelor of Science, Hampton Institute, Virginia, 1959. Master of Arts, Hampton Institute, Virginia, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, Auburn University, Alabama, 1980.


Teacher English, Nash County (North Carolina) Public Schools, 1959-1964;teacher English, Virginia Beach (Virginia) Public Schools, 1964-1968;coordinator English, Norfolk (Virginia) State University, since 1968.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Materials for English 207, 1992. Co-author, editor: Variations on Humankind: An Introduction to World Literature, 1992.


Judge for public speaking 4-H Clubs Annual Contest, Suffolk, Virginia, since 1986. Organist Mineral Spring Baptist Church, Suffolk, since 1968. Volunteer Social Help and Rehabilitation Effort, Norfolk, Virginia, 1990.

Member Modern Language Association, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, College Language Association, Virginia Association Teachers English, Mid Atlantic Writers Association, National Council Teachers English, Order Eastern Star (star point since 1989), Zeta Phi Beta (local president 1984-1988, Achievement award 1980, Appreciation Service award 1979, 89).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, playing the piano, attending sports events and musical concerts.


Walter H. Perry

Agnes E. (Bond) Perry