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In memoriam: James Quisenberry.

We are saddened to announce the death, on August 10, 2007, of James D. Quisenberry. Jim was a longtime and active member of ACEI. After serving in the Army, including tours of duty in Germany and Vietnam, Jim attended Indiana State University, receiving a B.A. and an M.A. in English education. He taught language arts for two years at Speedway High School, in Speedway, Indiana. Then, he and his wife Nancy moved to Germany, where they taught at the American Dependents School in Baumholder. Upon returning to Indiana, Jim continued to teach high school until May 1967. He also worked summers as a naturalist at Brown County State Park. Relocating to Bloomington, Indiana, Jim furthered his education at Indiana University, receiving his doctorate in English education and linguistics in 1972. Joining the faculty of Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) in 1971, Jim taught language arts and children's literature there for 15 years. In 1989, Jim took the position of Director of International Programs and Services, receiving multiple recognitions from international student organizations. He retired in 1995.

In addition to his involvement with ACEI, Jim was also active in Phi Delta Kappa (serving as chapter president in 1979), in the International Council on Education for Teaching, and in Mid America Universities International (MAUI) (serving as secretary). He was inducted into the Carbondale Elementary District 95 Hall of Fame in 2001, received the International Distinguished Service Award from SIUC in 1994, and was honored with the International Distinguished Service Award from MAUI in 1995.

Over the course of his career, Jim served on over 100 degree candidate committees, chaired for 10 master's candidates and 19 doctoral candidates, published two books as editor, contributed five chapters to additional books, and refereed many journal articles and book reviews in various professional journals. He contributed much to the field and community and will be greatly missed.
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