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History educator

William Elliott Ellis, American history educator. Fulbright fellow New Zealand Educational Foundation, Massey, 1989. Member Organization American Historians, Kentucky History Society, Oral History Association, Southern Baptist History Society, American Catholic History Association, The Filson Club, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Kappa Phi.

Background

Ellis, William Elliott was born on January 1, 1940 in Danville, Kentucky, United States. Son of William Walter and Carolyn Elliott (Stratton) Ellis.

Education

Bachelor, Georgetown College, 1962. Master of Arts in Education, Georgetown College, 1966. Master of Arts, Eastern Kentucky University, 1967.

Doctor of Philosophy in History, University Kentucky, 1974.

Career

Teacher, coach, Harrodsburg (Kentucky) High School, 1962-1963;teacher, coach, Shelby County High School, Shelbyville, Kentucky, 1963-1966;instructor, Lees Junior College, Jackson, Kentucky, 1967-1970;professor of history, Eastern Kentucky U., Richmond, since 1970. Advisor Kentucky Oral History Commission, Frankfort.

Works

Religion

Baptism is an act of full immersion following Christ’s example. It should be undertaken by spiritually matured individuals capable to understand its profound significance: resurrection to new life.

Politics

Manifestations religious freedom include supporting separation of church and state, advocating for people everywhere to be guaranteed the right to worship free from discrimination, and lifting up respectful dialog as a healthy means to understanding.

Views

Church decisions should be made as openly as possible, giving opportunities for all to contribute. It is important for all views to be heard and taken seriously, especially where Christians disagree.

Membership

Member Organization American Historians, Kentucky History Society, Oral History Association, Southern Baptist History Society, American Catholic History Association, The Filson Club, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Kappa Phi.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: fishing, gardening, golf, grandchild-watching.

Connections

Married Charlotte Frances Rohrer, July 30, 1960. Children: Eva Carol Lytle, William Franklin Ellis.

father:
William Walter Ellis

mother:
Carolyn Elliott (Stratton) Ellis

spouse:
Charlotte Frances Rohrer

children:
Eva Carol Lytle Ellis

William Franklin Ellis