LORRIN G. KENNAMER, JR.
Lorrin G. Kennamer, Jr., professor emeritus
of curriculum and instruction and geography, died on December 23, 1999.
He was 75.
Professor Kennamer was born on December
20, 1924, in Abilene, Texas. He earned a bachelor's degree from Eastern
Kentucky State College in 1947, a master's degree from the University
of Tennessee in 1949, and a PhD from Vanderbilt University in 1952.
Dr. Kennamer taught at East Texas State
University, where he chaired the Department of Geography and Geology.
He joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 1956,
where he served as chairman of the Department of Geography and as associate
dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Professor Kennamer left UT
Austin in 1967 to become dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at
Texas Tech University, a position he held until 1970. He returned to
the University in 1970, where he served as dean of the College of Education.
He also held the Ruth Knight Millikan Centennial Professorship. He retired
Professor Kennamer coauthored Texans
and Their Land (1963) and Atlas of Texas (1963, 1967, and
1973). He was a member of the board of trustees for the College
Entrance Examination Board. He also served as president of the Southwestern
Social Science Association.
In 1960 the Texas Academy of Science
named Professor Kennamer an honorary life fellow. In 1972 he received
the Distinguished Service Award from the National Council for Geographic
Education. In 1979 he was elected to the executive committee of the
Deans' Network, a 40-member consortium of universities involved in educational
research and development. In 1982 he received the Edward S. Noyes Award
from the college board for outstanding service in education.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta
and posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 8, 2001.
Additional biographical sources can be found in the Barker Texas