Elbow, Gary 2012-06-20

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This interview features Gary Elbow, Professor of Geography at Texas Tech University. A native of Oregon, Dr. Elbow discusses coming to Texas to teach at TTU, faculty tenure issues, and the various administrative changes he has seen over the years. He discusses his graduate work in Latin American geography and culture and the various projects he has been involved in at Texas Tech.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Gary Elbow

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Date: June 20, 2012

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Marshall

Length: 02:14:54


Family history and schooling in Oregon, Gary discusses his master’s work and thesis, On the decision to become a professor, Moving to Texas, Teaching at TTU, Grover Murray and the changes he brought to TTU, Discusses his Guatemalan research at TTU, Gary discusses his dissertation work, The Guatemalan civil war, History of the Guatemalan conflict, Problems with the American school systems, Gary discusses his Mennonite study, TTU faculty politics over time, Dr. Elbow talks about his article on tenure policy at TTU, Where the university stands now on tenure, Gary’s administrative career, Comparisons between administrations come and gone, Comparison of Montford and Hance Administrations, Opinions on becoming a tier one university

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Transcript: Transcript available on Dspace


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