Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: University of California, Berkeley
Location: Oakland, California, United States
Thomas O. Sloane, Professor Emeritus at University of California, Berkeley, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education.
After more than 20 years at the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Sloane retired in 1993 having served as a professor of rhetoric. Prior to this appointment, he excelled at the University of Illinois as an assistant and associate professor of speech, as the associate head of the department and as the assistant dean of liberal arts and sciences between 1960 and 1967. At the start of his career, Dr. Sloane briefly taught as an instructor of English at Washington and Lee University.
A graduate of Southern Illinois University, Dr. Sloane earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in 1951 and 1952, respectively. Soon thereafter, he received a Doctor of Philosophy in interpretation at Northwestern University in 1960. He became involved in his profession because of a very influential professor Wallace Bacon he had at Northwestern who directed his dissertation. He admired work very much and eventually became a role model for Dr. Sloane. In recognition of his achievements in the field, Dr. Sloane has been the recipient of an Instructional Development Award from the University of Illinois in 1965 and a Henry H. Huntington Library Research Award in 1967. The highlight of Dr. Sloane’s career was an award he received from the University of California Berkeley. It was an award that acknowledged him as presidential chair in freshman and sophomore education as well as his exemplary work in undergraduate education.
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