Emeritus Members of the DARE Board
JOHN BORDIE is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Texas at Austin. His specialties include applied linguistics, linguistics and language teaching, teaching English as a foreign language, psycholinguistics, and adult literacy. Professor Bordie received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He has lectured in Iraq, Pakistan, Thailand, Jordan, and elsewhere through his work with the U.S. Information Agency. For sixteen years he was the director of the Foreign Language Education Center at the University of Texas at Austin. He has also been a member of the Texas Energy and Natural Resources Advisory Council.
MARIANNE MEANS is the Washington columnist of the Hearst Newspapers, syndicated by King Features and by the New York Times News Service. She is a former White House correspondent for the Hearst Newspapers and an occasional television and radio commentator. Ms. Means holds a Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law Center and a B.A. from the University of Nebraska. She has been elected to the Sigma Delta Chi Hall of Fame and is a past chairman of the National Press Foundation, a board member of the International Women’s Foundation, and menu chairman of the Gridiron Club.
BRUCE WALKER worked as a geologist for Standard Oil Company doing exploration work in South America. His work included selling oil to the governments of Peru, Argentina, and other countries. Later in his career, Mr. Walker moved to New York and worked in an executive position with Standard Oil Company. He received his B.A. and M.A. in Geology from the University of Wisconsin, where he also took courses from Frederic G. Cassidy.