University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Gerald M Knowles

Gerald Milton Knowles was born in Jerome, Arizona in 1932. He attended high school in Winslow and Flagstaff, Arizona, was school Vice President for two years and played football for famous Coach Emil Nasser.

Upon high school graduation he spent two years at Immaculate Conception Seminary in Missouri following which he completed a Bachelor in Education degree and Master Degrees at Northern Arizona University (NAU). After seven years of teaching, including administration and demonstration teaching, he attended the University of Illinois, completing a Doctorate in Education in 1966.

He accepted teaching positions at Arizona State University in Tempe, Purdue in Indiana and Temple in Philadelphia, returning to NAU in 1971. He was associated with and taught at the University of Arizona and the University of New Mexico. His professional work consists chiefly of teacher training projects: The Gary-Purdue Early Childhood Institute, the Navajo Early Learning Project and the Navajo Teacher Development and School Administrator Projects which resulted in the certification of over 300 students as teachers and which won two national awards.

For a period he held executive positions at Navajo Community College as the founder of the White Mountain Apache Cibecue Community School and as the Director of the Kayenta Township development – the first independent town on an Indian Nation. The Township project received highest honors from the JFK Harvard School of Government, and two other projects also received JFK awards.

He has published a number of professional articles and four books:

ROUTE 66 CHRONICLES, VOLUME I – "Shadows Cast Over Arizona – New Mexico," 2002.

ROUTE 66 CHRONICLES, VOLUME II – "The Good 'Old Days Arizona – New Mexico," 2013.

THE NAVAJO OF NORTH AMERICA – "First People Series," Times Limited, Singapore, 2002.

"COACH – The Life And Times Of Coach Emil Nasser," 2015.

"Down the Road Less Traveled, from Alcoholism to Shangri La" – a 2017 release.

Scheduled events:
Author Pavilion - Adult Nonfiction
Author Pavilion - Adult Nonfiction (Seats 12)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Authors: Linda Bruzzone, Rosemarie Dombrowski, Kenton Hyatt, Gerald Jones, Kaitlyn Kelley, Gerald Knowles, Susie Meyers, Dru Pearson, Carol Smock, Tracey Todd, John Wundrock, William (Jim) West

COACH - The Life and Times of US Hall of Fame Coach Emil Nasser
History / Biography
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September 1955
ISBN 9780692365717
Paperback, 120 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Synopsis— “COACH—The Life And Times of US Hall of Fame Football Coach Emil Nasser,” It is becoming increasingly apparent that the scandalous behavior of football elites at all levels are causing cynicism and inciting similar misconduct on the part of young athletes who idolize them. More/less

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Arizona Daily Star
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Tucson Medical Center

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