James W. Hosch, III, M.A.


Dr. Richard D. Howe, “James W. Hosch, III, M.A.,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed April 14, 2024, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/48159.

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James W. Hosch, III, M.A.


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Professor Emeritus of Special Education James W. Hosch, III (November 18, 1928 -) was born in Alabama. He married Marion Husby Hosch, who is a registered nurse. The couple have three daughters, Suzanne, Sharon and Stacey. Hosch was graduated from Auburn University in 1952 with a B.S. degree in science and literature. He received an M.A. degree in Religious Education in 1960 from New Orleans Seminary. In 1965, he received his M.A. degree in psychology from the Florida State University. He completed his course work for the Ph.D. degree at the Florida State University in Mental Retardation (Habilitative Sciences). Hosch's professional experience before his arrival at Appalachian State University is varied and extensive. He served as radar operator and mechanic in the United States Air Force from 1946 to 1949, when he was honorably discharged. He was counselor of the Youth Study Center, a juvenile detention center in Orleans parish in 1960-61. From there he went to Florida School for Boys at Okeechobee where he served as psychologist from 1961 to 1963. He served as the Research Associate with the Research Division of the Florida State Department of Education from 1966 to 1968 and then spent a year directing programs and services at Sunland Hospital in Tallahassee, Florida. In 1969, Hosch became the curriculum consultant for the Florida Division of Retardation, a position he maintained until 1971. From 1971 to 1973, he served as director of programs and services at Sunland Hospital in Orlando, Florida. He served as behavioral consultant and, later, as behavioural program superintendent, for the Jacksonville Regional Retardation Center. He also served as superintendent of St. John's House, a halfway house for delinquent boys under the Division of Youth Services. Hosch was a member of the American Association on Mental Deficiency and the Council for Exceptional Children. Sources: Appalachian State University files and long association. —Dr. Richard D. Howe

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