THOMAS D. HORN
Thomas D. Horn, professor emeritus of curriculum and
instruction, died on January 13, 1993. He was 74.
Professor Horn was born on June 26, 1918, in Iowa City,
Iowa. He received his bachelor's degree from the State University of
Iowa in 1940. After service in World War II, he returned to the same
institution and earned his master's and PhD degrees in 1946 and 1947,
Dr. Horn taught at the University of Northern Iowa from
1947 to 1951. He joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin
in 1951. Professor Horn chaired the Department of Curriculum and Instruction
for eleven years. He also specialized in elementary education, with
a research focus in language arts, social studies, and the linguistically
different learner. An advocate for bilingual education, Dr. Horn published
Reading for the Disadvantaged: Problems of Linguistically Different
Learners in 1970. He also worked with the Texas Education Agency's
advisory committee on bilingual education.
Professor Horn was actively involved with numerous professional
organizations, including the International Reading Association and the
National Council of Teachers of English. In 1986 Professor Horn was
recognized with the Ben E. Coody Distinguished Service Award from the
Texas Association for Teacher Education.
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 the UT Office of Public Affairs.