Griffith Will Teach Writing At College

December 26, 1990|By Staff report

WESTMINSTER - J. Jeffrey Griffith, former Carroll County Commissioner, will join the Carroll Community College faculty as an assistant professor of English on a part-time basis for the spring 1991 semester.

He will teach English 102, "Writing About Literature." His appointment was approved last week by the Board of Trustees of the Baltimore County Community Colleges.

"Carroll Community College is experiencing tremendous growth in our enrollment and we must add classes to meet the needs of our students," said Alan Schuman, CCC interim executive director. "We are very pleased to have Griffith join our staff.

"He brings with him 20 years of experience in community college teaching. In addition to his well-known record of public service, Griffith recently earned a law degree and will bring his varied expertise to the classroom."

Griffith joined the staff of the Community College of Baltimore (now the New Community College of Baltimore) in 1970. He served as a professor of English and the coordinator of professional writing until his resignation this year.

For 10 years, 1977 to 1987, he was an adjunct professor of education at Western Maryland College. He also taught at Loyola College in Baltimore and in the Baltimore City Public Schools.

Last May, he graduated fifth in his class from the University of Baltimore School of Law. He served as an intern for Judge Joseph H. Murphy, Circuit Court of Baltimore County, for the law firm of Shapiro and Olander and for the law offices of Kenneth Holniker.

He graduated from The Johns Hopkins University in 1966. He earned a master's degree in teaching in 1967 and a master's of liberal arts in 1970, both from Hopkins. Griffith, a member of PhiDelta Kappa, earned his doctorate from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1977.

In addition to two terms as a County Commissioner, Griffith has a long record of public service in Carroll County. He has chaired campaigns for the United Way of Central Maryland and the Carroll County Youth Drug Summit.

He sits on the Board of Directors of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Maryland and the Hashawha Board of Governors. He is a founding member of the Carroll County Human Services Council, the Carroll County Sexual Abuse Treatment Center and the Carroll County Drug Abuse and Alcohol Prevention Work Group.

James Bruns, director of instruction at Carroll Community College, welcomed Griffith to the faculty.

"Griffith believes in the mission of community colleges and in the mission of Carroll Community College," he said. "We are pleased to have an instructor of his caliber join us."

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