|Name||Earl W. Godt, II|
Macomb, Illinois , United States
|| 00, 1953
Aug 09, 2010 09:24pm
|Info||Earl W. Godt II Leadership for Our Future |
Illinois House of Representatives District 94
I was born at the Coco Solo Naval Hospital, Panama Canal Zone.
My father was born and raised in Dixon, IL. My mother was born in New Orleans, LA.
My brother was also born in the Canal Zone and now is retired from the U.S Army.
My father went to college at the University of Illinois on the G.I. Bill.
I was brought up all over the U.S. (IL, VA, MI, AL).
I graduated High School in Muscle Shoals, AL.
I worked my way through colleges in AL, NC, TX, IN, and CA:
as a tutor; dishwasher; newspaper route salesperson; umpire; construction worker; retail manager; restaurant manager; technical writer for the Department of Defense; blood bank lab assistant; quality assurance engineer; graduate teaching assistant; industrial trainer for General Motors; college instructor; and university assistant professor.
I have earned an AAS in Electronics Technology from Kilgore College; a BS in Industrial Technology from the University of Texas at Tyler; an MS in Industrial Technology from Purdue University; and a PhD in Education from Kensington University.
I married the girl next door in 1987, but had to move to Terre Haute, IN to find her; Pamela Terry Godt, Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, Western Illinois University.
We raised one daughter, Anne Terry Judge, BSN, RN, Valedictorian of Macomb High School, 1997. She and her husband, Nick have one daughter, Cadence.
We have lived in Macomb since 1993. I have taught at Western Illinois University, Heartland Community College, Spoon River College, and Southern Illinois University.
I was elected to the McDonough County Board in 2004 and serve on: Road and Bridge Committee, Building & Grounds Committee, and Comprehensive Plan Committee.
My other community involvement and leadership includes: Charter Member of Barefoot Gardens Community Supported Agriculture; Macomb Centennial Morning Rotary Club Member and Youth Exchange Counselor; Founder & Director of the Macomb Danish Exchange Program; Macomb Philosophy Club President; Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship Board Member; Product Developer of two Illinois Statewide Occupational Skills Standards; NAIT Student Division President 2006-2008; NAIT Community College & Technical Institute President 2002-2003; ICCFA President 2006-2008; NAIT & ISA Spoon River College Student Chapter Advisor 2000-2008 (Led student teams to National Robotics Championships).
I have 24 years experience in teaching college electronics and industrial technology courses. I have been recognized by NAIT as the Region 2 (IL, IA, WI, MN, SD, ND, NE) Outstanding Industrial Technology Faculty (1997 & 2004).