Jeanette Passty

Jeanne Passty

Title: Literature and Language Professor

Company: St. Philip’s College

Location: San Marcos, Texas, United States

Jeanette Passty, Literature and Language Professor at St. Philip’s College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Collegiate English.

Dr. Passty has been an associate professor of St. Philip’s College in San Antonio, Texas since 1992, as well as a prolific author and frequently invited guest on local radio and television programs and a civic supporter of women in higher learning. She is an award-winning professor who was inducted into the Alamo Colleges Women’s Hall of Fame in 2009, and honored for her contributions to the English language with a 1999 Katherine Anne Porter Literature Prize. Dr. Passty is notable for having received letters of appreciation from the Baron Bonham-Carter in 1987 and from Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, from 1989 to 1990.

Born to Walter Isaac and Mollie Sarah Nyda in Los Angeles, Dr. Passty attended the L.A. Valley College and earned a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles. She worked as a teaching assistant, lecturer, and director of the freshman English program at the University of Southern California, where she earned a MA in 1974. Two years later, she married Gregory Bohdan Passty and raised Benjamin and Jocelyn, continuing to teach with Texas State University and the University of Texas at Austin. She joined the Texas Lutheran University in 1983, and in 1988 she was welcomed by St. Philip’s College. Over the course of her academic career, she has been a lecturer at numerous institutions across the country, and has consulted with online distance learning and the Scholar Strategies Korean Program. Since 1991, she has been a manuscript reviewer for the Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, and in 2012 she was invited as a lecturer to her alma mater, UCLA.

 Dr. Passty is the recipient of an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and has appeared in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of American Women. She is also the author of “Conquering Diabetes”, “The Music of the Spheres”, “Hard Times and Great Expectations” and many more works dating back to 1988, with “Eros and Androgyny: The Legacy of Rose Macaulay.” Dr. Passty is a member of the American Association of University Women, and is the recipient of a 1997 Women Honoring Women Award from the American Association of Women in Community Colleges. She has also supported the Modern Language Association, the NCTE, the Texas College English Association, the South Central Society of 18th Century Studies, the Victorian Studies Institute, and the Virginia Woolf Society. In her free time, Dr. Passty enjoys travel and tae kwon do.

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