A memory submitted by Tim Stevenson, Class of 1976

Dr. Kenneth Shields made a permanent mark on my life through his encouragement. His positive attention regarding my writing helped shape my future, as I went on to write eight published books, including a novel, and hundreds of articles and other things. Even more impactful was his encouragement of me as a person. He seemed to genuinely like me, and would give of his time and attention generously. I still fondly remember conversations we had in his office forty years ago.

Dr. Kenneth Shields was a valuable part of my SMU experience, and I’m sure many others would say the same.