Tate, George S.
- Existence: 1944
George S. Tate (born 1944) is a professor and university administrator in Utah.
George S. Tate was born September 7, 1944, in Santa Monica, California. He grew up in Dayton, Ohio, Salt Lake City and Provo Utah. He graduated from Provo High School in 1962. He served as a full-time proselyting missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in West Germany from February 1964 to August 1966.
He graduated from Brigham Young University with his Bachelor of Arts in English and German in 1969 and his masters in comparative literature in 1970. He graduated with his PhD in medieval studies from Cornell University in 1974. While at Cornell University he taught English from 1973 to 1974. He worked as a faculty member at Brigham Young University from 1974 to the present. He served as chair of Humanities, Classics, and Comparative Literature from 1981 to 1985, the associate dean of General Education & Honors from 1986 to 1990, and as dean of Undergraduate Education from 2000 to 2005.
At Brigham Young University he taught courses of Comparative Literature, Honors Literature and Scandinavian literature. He has published on multiple topics including Scandinavian literature and critique, Latter-day Saints doctrine and history, and literary development and evolution of the Classical works. He is a member of Medieval Academy of America and the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies, and has received multiple awards including the Karl G. Maeser Excellence in Teaching Award 2008-2009.
He married Julie Ann Walton on July 19, 1969, and had two children. Following Julie's death on July 11, 1987, George married Karen Elaine Harris Bradshaw on December 30, 1988.
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Department of Humanities, Classics, and Comparative Literature papers on departmental self study, 1985-1986
Contains notes, guidelines, student and faculty responses, and other materials used by Tate in the preparation of a self study report on the Department of Humanities, Classics, and Comparative Literature. A copy of the 1985 self study, which was undertaken to evaluate the teachers and programs and compare these results to goals established by the evaluation committee, is also included. Materials dated 1985 to 1986.
Contains department meeting minutes collected from between 1973 and 1986 by faculty member George S. Tate. Also includes memorandums sent by Tate to Dean Richard H. Cracoft between 1983 and 1986, a nomination for the Ben E. Lewis Management Award, and notes, guidelines, student and faculty responses, and other materials used by Tate in the preparation of a self study report on the Department of Humanities, Classics, and Comparative Literature.