ERNEST F. HADEN
Ernest F. Haden, professor emeritus of French and Italian,
died on August 27, 1993. He was 89.
Professor Haden was born on August 14, 1904, in Mohkanshan,
Chehkiang Province, China. His parents were Presbyterian missionaries.
He received his bachelor's degree from Southwestern Presbyterian University
in 1924. He earned his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1936.
Before joining the faculty at The University of Texas
at Austin, Dr. Haden taught at Arkansas College, Southwestern University,
and the University of Chicago. He was also head of the Department of
French and Spanish at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Professor Haden taught at UT Austin from 1945 to 1982.
An authority on teaching English as a second language, he served as
a consultant in many countries, including Colombia, Greece, Yugoslavia,
Italy, and Japan. He also coauthored several works in linguistics and
second language acquisition.
In 1963 Dr. Haden received a teaching excellence award
from the Students' Association. In 1975 he was recognized by the French
government with the Chevalier, l'ordre des Palmes Academiques for his
contributions to the French language.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo
Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on November
17, 2000. Additional biographical sources can be found in the
Barker Texas History Center and UT Office of Public Affairs.