Dr. Sid T. Womack's ATU Home Page

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Office: Crabaugh 211
(479) 968-0423
Fax: (479) 964-0811

email:swomack@atu.edu

Spring 2015 office hours:

8- 10 and 3-4 Mondays and Wednesdays. I am typically in the office much more than these official office hours. Most days, drop-in visits are acceptable.

Womack explains data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I can fly! Well, no, but at least I can explain the data.

Womack presents at MSERA

I had two presentations at the 2013 meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association in Pensacola,
Florida, in November.

Hanna, Womack, Roberts

 

 

Womack and colleagues at one of 62 state, regional, national, or international presentations.

Photos above are of presentations at several state, regional, and international-level conventions.

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Q. Sid, how did you end up at Arkansas Tech University? You're not a native Arkansan; at the time you were hired, you had no relatives or close friends in Arkansas.

A. Astute question. In the 1970s, when I was finishing degrees and gaining selected public school experiences, I was preparing for what I thought would be a college teaching career in one of the IHEs associated with the churches of Christ such as Abilene Christian University, Oklahoma Christian, or Harding University. Though I would eventually interview with two of those, those universities and I were never able to coincide. When I was looking, they did not have openings for people with my credentials. When they were hiring, I was in tenure-track positions at Southeastern Oklahoma State University or Arkansas Tech University and it didn't seem the better part of wisdom to rock the boat.

I still think, though, that I was placed where I was supposed to be. Twenty-nine years of university students have been able to go to class with me without ever hearing the Lord's name taken in vain. None have ever been subjected to an off-color joke. No student of mine has ever had to endure a rant about evolution. I have had an active role in the preparation of about 6,000 teachers--enough teachers to teach over a million children, using conservative multipliers.

There's an old saying about blooming where you're planted. I have enjoyed living in Arkansas and plan to retire here.

 

  • Interested in my professional background? Please see my vita for more details.

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