Professor John ernest parker Jr. divided his
time between Education and Romance Languages.
His academic background and his interests in
French literature are described in the section on
Romance Languages. He served as chairman of
Education during the years from 1967 to 1974.
Associate Profes-
sor Jerry a. hall
(B.A., Wake Forest;
M.A., Ed.D., George
Peabody) had
taught briefly at
Wake Forest at
earlier times and
had also worked in
the State’s Depart-
ment of Public
Instruction. He became a permanent member of
the Education faculty in 1967. He was the author
of The Public School System of North Carolina,
and he contributed a column on “Your Public
Schools” to a number of North Carolina newspa-
pers. He served the Department as Director of
Undergraduate Teacher Education. He died in 1976.
Associate Professor J. donreeves(A.B., Mercer;
Th.M., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary;
Ed.D., Columbia) came to Wake Forest in 1967
from Oklahoma Baptist University, where he had
been a member of the Religion faculty since 1961.
He was promoted to Professor in 1979. He taught
courses in the philosophy and history of education.
Associate Professor thomas m. elmore (B.A.,
Wake Forest; M.A., George Peabody; Ph.D., Ohio
State) had come to Wake Forest in 1962 as Dean
of Students. His years in the central administra-
tion are discussed elsewhere in this History. He
founded the counseling program in the Depart-
ment of Education and became Professor of
Educational and Counseling Psychology in 1975.
(See page 156.)
Assistant Professor John J. litcher(B.A., Winona
State College; M.A., Ph.D., Minnesota) joined
the Department in 1973, having taught for three
years at the University of Florida, and became
Associate Professor in 1975. He taught courses in
reading and later in secondary education with
an emphasis on social studies. After Herman
Preseren’s retirement he taught geography.
Assistant Professor leonard p. “len” roberge
(B.A., New Hampshire; M.A., Atlanta; Ed.D.,
Maine) came to Wake Forest in 1974 and joined
the Department’s program in counseling. He
taught the theory of counseling and later devel-
oped a particular interest in pharmacology. He
was promoted to Associate Professor in 1983.
Assistant Professor lindanielsen[clark](B.A.,
Stetson; M.S., Ed.D., Tennessee) also came to
the Department in 1974. She was a specialist in
adolescent development and was the author of
two books: Understanding Sex Roles and Mov-
ing Beyond and How to Motivate Adolescents.
In 1975 Joseph o. milner (B.A., Davidson; M.A.,
Ph.D., North Carolina), a member of the Depart-
ment of English since 1969, was reassigned to the
Department of Education as Assistant Profes-
sor. He had spent a semester in additional study
in Education at Harvard University. He contin-
ued his emphasis on the discipline of English:
from 1974 to 1983 he was on the Board of Direc-
tors of the National Council of Teachers of Eng-
lish; he was editor of the North Carolina English
Teacher from 1973 to 1985; and, beginning in
1982, he was Director of the N.C. Writing Project.
He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1979
and became Department chairman in 1978.
patricia m. cunningham (B.A., Rhode Island;
M.S., Florida State; Ed.S., Indiana State; Ph.D.,
Georgia) was appointed Assistant Professor in
1978 and was promoted to Associate Professor
in 1983. She became director of the program in
elementary education. She was an expert in the
teaching of reading, and among her publica-
tions were Middle and Secondary School Read-
ing and Reading in Elementary Classrooms.
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