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Foreign language educator

Thomas Mack Stephens, American foreign language educator. National Endowment of the Humanities grantee, 1986; Fulbright Hays grantee, 1987. Member American Association of University Professors, Modern Language Association, Linguistic Society of America, Linguistic Association of Canada and United States, American Association teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

Background

Stephens, Thomas Mack was born on November 15, 1951 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States. Son of William Talmadge and Winifred Telewene (Whittle) Stephens.

Education

Bachelor, University of Southern California, 1974;Master of Arts, University of Southern California, 1976;Doctor of Philosophy, University of Michigan, 1984.

Career

Teaching assistant, University of Southern California, Columbia, 1974-1976;teaching assistant, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1976-1981;adjunct instructor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1981-1984;assistant professor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1984-1990;associate professor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, since 1990.

Works

Religion

The Bible is the only authoritative source of God's truth and any view that cannot be directly tied to a scriptural reference is generally considered to be based on human traditions rather than God's leading.

Politics

Churches should be urged to demonstrate their heart for racial reconciliation by seeking to increase racial and ethnic diversity in church staff roles, leadership positions, and church membership.

Views

All persons need the ministry of the Church in their struggles for human fulfillment, as well as the spiritual and emotional care of a fellowship that enables reconciling relationships with God, with others, and with self.

Membership

Member American Association of University Professors, Modern Language Association, Linguistic Society of America, Linguistic Association of Canada and United States, American Association teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, travel, collecting marbles.

Connections

father:
William Talmadge Stephens

mother:
Winifred Telewene (Whittle) Stephens