A memory submitted by Paul Spellman, Class of 1975

For all of my continued graduate work and degrees since SMU, no professors have had the kind of profound influence on my life as did Albert Outler and John Deschner, both of whom taught for many years at Perkins. Dr. Outler – who preferred to be addressed as Mr. Outler – had a certain presence about him both in and out of the classroom, and we students hung on his every word and thought. John Deschner became a role model for me as a professional educator and as an encourager of students.