Professor Dick Bohrer has taught writing for 40 years to students in elementary, high
school, college, university and graduate schools. He has earned two masters degrees and has served as editor of the Anaheim, CA Gazette newspaper, Moody Monthly magazine and The Moral Majority Report
Professor Dick's edited Bible
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PART I. PERSONAL DATA
Univ. of So. Calif.
California State University
* Also earned the general elementary, general secondary and general administration credential
> 3.77 grade average x (119 units earned beyond the B.A.)
AWARDS AND HONORS
First prize for two-piano suite in original works (music) competition, Westmont
Full tuition scholarship, University of Southern California, Spring semester 1953
Fellow, Newspaper Fund, awarded by The Wall Street Journal Newspaper, 1962, for
studies in journalism at the University of Missouri during the summer of 1962
Who's Who in the World, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Who's Who in America, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Who's Who in the West, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999,
Who's Who in the South and Southwest, 1993-94
Who's Who in Religion, 1992-93
Who's Who in Writers, Editors & Poets, 1992-93
FIELDS OF PROFESSIONAL SPECIALIZATION
Newspaper/magazine/book writing and editing
Writing for juveniles
RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND SERVICE
A. Evidence of Outstanding Classroom Instruction
Liberty University's nominee for State of Virginia
Teacher of the Year award in 1987, sponsored by the
Virginia Council of Higher Education
Liberty University's nominee for Teacher of the Year
honors as sponsored by the Council for Advancement and
Support of Education (CASE), 1987
B. Other Honors for Instructional Activity
Liberty University's President's Service Award for work as advisor to the school's yearbook.
PART II. TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Haile Selassie I Elem.School, Gondar, Ethiopia
Los Angeles (CA) Baptist College
Alhambra (CA) High School
Maple Avenue School, Fullerton, CA
Orange (CA) High School
English, 9-11 Journalism
Santa Ana Jr. College (night)
Multnomah School (College) of the Bible, Portland, OR
Rem. English Dept. Chair
Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
English comp. Full professor
BallState University, Muncie, Indiana
Journalism Full professor
Multnomah Bible College
PART III. OTHER EMPLOYMENT
The Anaheim (Calif.) Gazette
Dick Bohrer Realty Inc.
Moody Monthly magazine, Chicago, IL
Moody Monthly magazine
The Moral Majority Report, Lynchburg, VA
The Moral Majority Report, renamed The Liberty Report
Founder, publisher, writer, editor
Ball State University
College of Sciences and Humanities
Department of Journalism
FROM: Dr. Earl L. Conn, Chair
SUBJ: Candidacy of Richard Bohrer
During the 1989-90 academic year, Richard Bohrer taught full time for the Department of
Journalism, serving as coordinator of our magazine sequence and teaching magazine and newswriting courses. It was understood from the outset that this would be a one-year contract.
I was more than pleased with Professor Bohrer's work in this assignment. Among
his many attributes were the following:
(1.) He did not hesitate to assume
command of the magazine sequence. It was not necessary to outline specific responsibilities and give individual approval for them to be carried out. Dick was, in a word, a self-starter.
(2.) He even went beyond his assigned responsibilities. Dick developed a highly
detailed syllabus for his newswriting classes which so captivated some of our other instructors that they integrated it into their own sections of this important course. He obtained copies of numerous magazines
to be studied by his students and made these magazines available for other professors. He arranged for a large number of outside speakers to be part of his classes.
(3.) He worked hard with students on writing fundamentals. Students cannot really
proceed to hone their writing styles if they do not possess the basic tools. He worked with students who had language and writing problems to help them get past these first hurdles. Not everyone has the
temperament or ability to accomplish this goal.
(4.) He proved to be patient but at the same time demanding of his pupils. This,
too, is a mix that not every professor can pull off. But all his students saw him as a caring professor and I'm sure that most of them also saw him as demanding.
Professor Bohrer certainly has my endorsement as a quality candidate for a teaching
position. I suspect also he would be an excellent editor.
If I thought that telling you that you really don't want to contract Richard Bohrer
would enable Liberty University to keep him, I would be tempted to do so. But the fact is he is a great teacher, a fine person, and an outstanding professional. We will greatly miss him, but I realize that
in his mind that he must move on.
His talents are numerous. He served at Liberty University by directing the
development of numerous university and ministry publications. He works with students extremely well. His wife has also served in a number of part-time teaching assignments in English and Education. I
believe you will be very pleased with his services.
Richard Bohrer has been employed by Liberty University since August, 1983, and is
presently serving in the capacity of Professor of Communication / Journalism. Mr. Bohrer also is the faculty advisor to the university yearbook staff. As well as these responsibilities, Mr. Bohrer assists
in writing for other campus publications.
Richard's expertise in the field of journalism has been very beneficial to my office as well as to the
students in the publication of the campus yearbook. The students have seen first-hand the work of a professional.
A. Pierre Guillermin
To Whom It May Concern:
Dick Bohrer has helped tremendously to make our seven-year-old Liberty University
journalism program one of the best for a college our size. We have already built an excellent reputation in our area. Our graduates have easily found good jobs in the professional world, and our interns
have earned glowing evaluations from their professional supervisors.
Professor Bohrer is an excellent writing teacher. He obviously loves his
teaching, loves his students, and gives individual assistance especially well. His students think him to be a hard teacher, but they appreciate and revere him for the quality of the skills he produces in them.
Bohrer has also served as a great example and challenge to our journalism students. He is the consummate professional, both as a writer and as a teacher.
During his seven years here at Liberty
University, Professor Bohrer has worked tirelessly to serve our students and program in so many ways. He has served as faculty advisor for both our school newspaper and yearbook, as well as doing
considerable outside writing, editing and publishing. His professional record has also been outstanding.
Professor Bohrer has always been a most
positive asset. We hated to lose him, and we feel it will be impossible to fully replace him.
A. W. Snyder
Contact Professor Dick at:
P. O. Box 624
West Linn, OR 97068
dickbohrer at (@) comcast.net
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