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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 ACEI Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor
ACEI Association for Childhood Education International
ACEI Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland
. After serving in the Army, including tours of duty in Germany and Vietnam, Jim attended Indiana State University Indiana State University, main campus at Terre Haute; coeducational; est. 1865 as a normal school, became Indiana State Teachers College in 1929, gained university status in 1965. There is also a campus at Evansville (opened 1965). , receiving a B.A. and an M.A. in English education. He taught language arts language arts
The subjects, including reading, spelling, and composition, aimed at developing reading and writing skills, usually taught in elementary and secondary school.
 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 Brown County State Park can refer to either of two state parks / protected areas in the United States:
  • Brown County State Park (Indiana)
  • Brown State Fishing Lake in Kansas was formerly known as "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 Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC but usually just referred to as SIU) is located in Carbondale, Illinois. The Carbondale campus is the flagship campus of the Southern Illinois University system, which includes SIU's smaller sister institution Southern Illinois  (SIUC SIUC Southern Illinois University Carbondale ) 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 Phi Delta Kappa is an international professional organization for educators. Journal
The Phi Delta Kappan is a professional journal for education, published by 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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Date:Sep 22, 2007
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