Stephen J. Stedman's Home Page

Stephen J. Stedman, Ph.D.
    Professor Emeritus, Department of English, Tennessee Technological University, 19872010.
   Managing Editor, Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science, 20082012
   Regional Editor, Christmas Bird Counts in Tennessee, American Birds, 1998
present; link to CBC website.
   Upper Cumberland Region Editor, eBird, 2004
present; link to eBird website.
   Tennessee Butterfly Coordinator, Butterflies and Moths of North America, 2006
2013; link to BAMONA website.

[Photo taken c. 1995]

Stephen J. Stedman
Courses (inactive)
Outlines and handouts for Professional Communication (PC) and English (ENGL) courses I regularly taught are provided, for the time being at least
Professional Communication Program at TTU (inactive)
Interested in communication, public relations, technical writing, or public service?  Then click above.
Student Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication at TTU (inactive)
STC is the largest professional communication organization in the world. TTU's student chapter welcomes new and current members to learn about communication, technology, and job opportunities.
The BirdPage
Links to the BirdPage and provides information about bird distribution and status in the Upper Cumberland Region of Kentucky and Tennessee.
Outdoors (inactive)
Whitewater canoeing formerly provided a stimulating diversion from the classroom.  Most of the river sections I canoed, such as the Tellico River pictured at right, were rated Class III. A few photos of river trips are included elsewhere at this site.

The ButterflyPage


Links to the ButterflyPage that in turn links to sites and pages with much information about butterflies, as well as to pages with a little information about dragonflies and anurans.

Note: I retain this page as a reminder of my years of full-time teaching at Tech (1987-2010) plus my years of post-retirement work (2011-2013); many of the elements of this page, including numerous links to academic matters, have been changed or eliminated, but matters related to birds and butterflies remain mostly intact.

Office: Somewhere in the universe

Office hours during
 remainder of my life:


Whenever and wherever you can find me.

      For other times, please consult a medium.


   Course schedule during Spring 2013, my last semester of teaching, now a distant memory:

PC 2500-007 T R


  HEND  316
PC 4990 TR 3:00-4:20 HEND 305

 E-mail: (still quite functional)




If you're too busy to bird, you're too busy. D. Merritt

Life is too important to be taken seriously.  O. Wilde

The problem is never how to get innovative ideas into the mind, but how to get the old ones out.  D. Hock

Those who can, do; those who can't, criticize. [With apologies to] G. B. Shaw

Against stupidity the very gods themselves contend in vain. Schiller

A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up to a life beyond life.                                                                                                                                          J. Milton

I don't like it, but I guess things happen that way. J. Cash

I have come to doubt all that I once thought was true; the only truth I know is you.  P. Simon

The greater part of what my neighbors believe to be good I believe in my soul to be bad. H. D. Thoreau

If at first an idea does not sound absurd, then there is no hope for it.  A. Einstein

Look at all the sentences that seem true and question them. D. Reisman

For it is my belief no [person] ever understands quite his [or her] own artful dodges to escape from the grim shadow of self-knowledge.  J. Conrad.

...discerning to fulfill this labor, by slow prudence to make mild a rugged people, and through ... degrees subdue them to the useful and the good.  A. Tennyson

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him[/her] by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him[/her]. J. Swift

Illegitimi non carborundum [pseudo-Latin loosely meaning "Don't let the bastards get you down"].  Anonymous

When all think alike, no one thinks very much. E. R. Murrow

...if you take this educational journey with me, you're going to find yourself alienated from the people around you--friends, family, past associates, and so on. D. Quinn

There is some shit I will not eat. e. e. cummings


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This web site was maintained and by Stephen J. Stedman.