Curriculum vitae for   Donald G. Frantz  


Born:  1934, Oakland, California, U.S.A.

Attended primary and secondary schools in California (mostly on the edge of what is now known as "silicon valley")

1951 - 1953  Attended University of California (Berkeley), majoring in chemistry

1953 - 1957  Active duty in U.S. Coast Guard, electronic technician (Petty Officer 1st class)
(It was while stationed at Sandy Hook, New Jersey, in 1956 that I finally began to understand the message of the Bible and let Jesus Christ into my life.)

1957 - 1960  Attended University of California (Berkeley); after one semester back at UC, changed major to linguistics.

Summers 1958, 1959, 1963  Attended Summer Institute of Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma

February 1960  Received B.A. in linguistics, University of California

Member - Summer Institute of Linguistics from August, 1959

Married to Patricia Watt, August 30, 1959  [The start of a beautiful relationship with a beautiful woman! She's the best!]

Assigned to Blackfoot translation project of SIL, November 1960
Began 40+ years of research on Blackfoot language

Became Landed Immigrant of Canada, August 1961

Published Blackfoot gospel of Mark in 1972

Attended University of Alberta 1965-1966 and 1968-1969

Received Ph.D. in linguistics May 1970, from University of Alberta

Linguistic Consultant, North America Branch of SIL,  1970 - 1980.
International Linguistics consultant from ca. 1980 to about 1995.

Spent Jan-June of 1996, 1997, and 1998 in Jos, Nigeria as linguistic consultant for Bible translators there.

Canadian Citizen since 1993

Summer Faculty, University of North Dakota, 1970-1985.

Lecturer, University of Lethbridge spring 1976
Lecturer, University of Ottawa spring 1977
Assistant Professor, University of Lethbridge (Department of Native American Studies) 1977-1979.
Associate Professor, University of Lethbridge, 1979 to 1990.
Professor, University of Lethbridge, 1990 to 1994.
Professor Emeritus 1994 to July 2007
Visiting Professor, University of Lethbridge, 2003(?)-July 2007
Professor, University of Lethbridge, 1/2 time term appointment Nov. 2007-June 2009

Sessional, University of Lethbridge, 2010-present

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