Jerry Bryan Lincecum

Degree and Year: 
BA 1967
Professional Title: 
Emeritus Professor of English
Employer: 
Austin College

Professional Background: 
JERRY BRYAN LINCECUM Professor of English, Emeritus Home Address: Austin College 1603 Moreland Drive Sherman, TX 75090 Sherman, Texas 75090 (903) 813-6607 (903) 893-6041 jlincecum@austincollege.edu jlincecum@me.com EDUCATION 1963-67: Duke University, Durham, N. C. (Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship): MA (English), 1964; PhD (English), 1967, Dissertation: äóìMeredith and the Stream-of-Consciousness Noveläó 1960-63: Texas A & M University, College Station, TX. BA in English (high honors) 1956-60: Leon High School (Valedictorian), Jewett, TX. TEACHING & ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE 2006- Professor of English, Emeritus 2001 Homer P. Rainey Award for Distinguished Service to Austin College 1997-2006 Henry L. and Laura M. Shoap Professor of English Literature 1995-99 Chair, Department of English 1995-2006 Director, Academy of Lifelong Learning Program 1990- Director, Telling Our Stories Program for Out-of-School Adults 1977 - 2006 Professor of English 1972 - 1977 Associate Professor of English 1967 - 1971 Assistant Professor of English, Austin College, Sherman, TX. SELECTED PUBLICATIONS Published Scholarship in History and Folklore. (co-editor with Edward Hake Phillips), Adventures of a Frontier Naturalist: The Life & Times of Dr. Gideon Lincecum, College Station, TX.: TAMU Press, 1994. äóìMedical Controversy in the 19th-century South: Botanics vs. Allopaths,äó Caduceus, X (Winter 1994), 131-44. (co-author with Edward Hake Phillips). äóìCivil War Letters of Dr. Gideon Lincecum: äóÖI am out and out a secessionist.äó»äó Texas Studies Annual II (1995): 143-166. (co-editor with Edward Hake Phillips and Peggy A. Redshaw), Science on the Texas Frontier: Observations of Dr. Gideon Lincecum, College Station, TX.: TAMU Press, 1997. äóìSouth by Southwest: The Border Novels of Cormac McCarthy.äó Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Literature of Region and Nation. Vol. 2. Saint John, New Brunswick: SSHRC Press, 1998. 17-31. äóìChahta-Immataha and the Choctaw Bible,äó Reclaiming Native American Identities: Native American Symposium Conference Proceedings. Durant, OK: SOSU Press, 1998, 98-104. (co-editor with Edward Hake Phillips and Peggy A. Redshaw), Gideon Lincecumäó»s Sword: Civil War Letters from the Texas Home Front, Denton, TX.: UNT Press, 2001. äóìSeven Wonders: Reflections on Three Decades of Teaching Interim-term Irish Studies Courses in Ireland.äó Notes on Modern Irish Literature 13 (2001): 61-67. (co-author with F.E. Abernethy and Fran Vick), The Family Saga: A Collection of Texas Family Legends, Denton, TX: UNT Press, 2003. äóìHezekiah Lincecum and the Baptist Church.äó Both Sides of the Border: A Texas Folklore Sampler. Denton, TX: University of North Texas Press, 2004. äóìFolklore and Funerals in Texas: A Snapshot from 1909,äó Celebrating 100 Years of the Texas Folklore Society, 1909-2009. Denton, TX: UNT Press, 2009. Elderwriting and Home Hospice Legacy Program Publications. Adventures of the Good Humor Man (autobiographical stories), Sherman, TX: Big Barn Press, 1990. (co-editor with Peggy Redshaw), 12 Volumes of Telling Our Stories ( collections of stories by local writers in the TOS program, 1990-) Sherman, TX: Big Barn Press, 1996-2015. (co-editor with Peggy Redshaw) How to Write Your Life Story (workbook), Sherman, TX: Big Barn Press, 2004; reprinted, 2009; updated and expanded with exemplary stories, 2014 Memory Book: Life Reflections (workbook for Legacy projects), Sherman, TX: Big Barn Press, 2009. HONORS, AWARDS, & PRESENTATIONS Directed an on-going humanities project and series of workshops at Austin College, 1990-, entitled äóìTelling Our Stories: Contemporary Autobiography and Family History,äó with funding from various sources, including TCH, NEH, Sherman Council on the Arts and Humanities, the Summerlee Foundation, and private individuals. Twelve volumes of stories have been published, as well as two workbooks. The program continues in its 26th year. Made more than 40 role-playing presentations as Dr. Gideon Lincecum, before such groups as: Solomon Bostick Chapter of Daughters of the Republic of Texas in Sherman; Friends of the Pearson Museum, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois; East Texas Historical Society in Nacogdoches; Eighth International Conference on Traditional Medicine and Folklore, St. Johnäó»s, Newfoundland; Texas Folklore Society; The Brazos Corral in College Station; Texas State Historical Association in Austin, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Annual Meeting (Dallas), The Garden Club of Houston. Austin College director of FIPSE project, to develop Academy of Lifelong Learning at Austin College, for senior professionals, 1995-98. Continued to serve as director when Austin College assumed responsibility for the program, 1998-2006. Honored with a Silver Certificate of Merit by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, in recognition of his presentations relating to early Texas history, May 1996. Two awards for Science on the Texas Frontier: Observations of Dr. Gideon Lincecum, by Lincecum, Phillips, and Redshaw: (1) Miss Ima Hogg Historical Achievement Award for Outstanding Research on a Texas History Topic in 1998, from the Center for American History, Austin; (2) Ottis Lock Award for Best Book on East Texas History in 1998 from the East Texas Historical Association. Elected Vice President, Texas Folklore Society, 1999, with responsibility for the program in Spring 2000. Elected President for 2000, followed by service on Board for three years. Served as regular contributor to Herald Democrat newspaper, Sherman, TX, 1985-2015 Served as occasional reader of Manuscripts for TAMU Press (1995-2005); for UNT Press (2001-2006)). Coordinator, Legacy Writing Program, Home Hospice of Grayson County, 2006-2010 Director, Reminiscences by Golden äóÖRoos (50 year graduates of Austin College), 2001-

How has being an English graduate from Duke University helped shape your professional success?: 
My graduate study of English at Duke gave me the tools and skills to launch my teaching career at a small liberal arts college that emphasized innovation and creativity. Most important was the confidence I gained from completing a broad range of courses taught by leading scholars and writing a masteräó»s thesis and doctoral dissertation under the direction of Professor Lionel Stevenson. Completing this training in four years prepared me to embrace the curriculum at Austin College, which involved me in team-teaching courses in the Heritage of Western Culture, and the 4-1-4 academic calendar, which gave me the opportunity to teach January Term courses on Joyce and other Irish writers in Dublin. As my c.v. indicates, I have had a richly rewarding career, marked by the pursuit of diverse interests. The four years of study I completed in the Duke English department prepared me for that career.