Dr. Faye Lynn King Named Professor Emeritus

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King Retires after 35 years with Northwood
Dr. Faye Lynn King, Professor Emeritus

Dr. Faye Lynn King, Professor Emeritus

Dr. Faye Lynn King and Keith A. Pretty, President and CEO of Northwood University

Dr. Faye Lynn King and Keith A. Pretty, President and CEO of Northwood University

May 23, 2013

CEDAR HILL, Texas – Dr. Faye Lynn King, who joined Northwood in 1979 when the school was offering only two-year Associates degrees, has been named Professor Emeritus. King’s honor was announced at the Texas graduation ceremonies on May 9th.

In nominating Dr. King for the honor, Texas Arts and Sciences Division Chair Robert O. Harris, Jr., noted that the native Dallasite had “served as a full time faculty member for 35 years, with a reputation for loyalty and high ethical standards.”

Northwood Texas President Kevin Fegan echoed Harris, commenting that King “would be sorely missed by those who knew and worked with her.” “She was an exceptional educator and person,” Fegan added.  “It is difficult to imagine this campus without her.”

King said she will miss Northwood, “especially my students and colleagues.” “Northwood was always a wonderful place to teach,” she added.  “The campus is beautiful, and I made many lifelong friends.  And of course I saw the campus grow, and it was fun to be part of that evolution.” Though she will no longer be a “full-timer,” King said she will probably teach “a course or two” next fall as an adjunct professor.

A 1962 graduate of North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas) with a BA in English, King received a Master of Arts in Sociology in 1975 from the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA).  In 1997 she received a Doctor of Philosophy degree, also from UTA.  King reads, writes and speaks Spanish, as well as conversational Portuguese.

She has traveled extensively, including trips to Cuba, Peru and Brazil.  Dr. King taught for Northwood in Motreux, Switzerland in 2007 and again in 2008.  Since 2010 Dr. King has been on the Board of the International Museum of Cultures in Duncanville, TX. Dr. King’s husband, Dr. Nathan Dodge, is a Professor at the University of Texas at Dallas.


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