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Part 1: I have been a Baha`i for 56 years and been associated with this new world religion for more than 60. I have written several books on the Baha`i Faith and have two websites: an old one of 450,000 words or 6 books at 80,000 words per book and a new one with access with to several million words spread at hundreds of sites across the world wide web, a guesstimated 60 books at 80,000 words/book. My new website, now in the 4th year of its 4th edition, is entitled: Pioneering Over Five Epochs. Any expertise I possess is based on more than half a century of what I trust is, indeed, on what I know to be a maturing experience. This expertise is also based on the training of my mind by means of many avenues in life one of which is academic. My qualifications include: a B.A., a B.Ed., a M.A.(Qual. Thesis) and 4 party completed Graduate Diplomas. You can view my resume at Linkedin or just Google RonPrice, resume. The internet has more than 5000, yes 5000, Ron Prices and so make sure you have the right one. Part 2: The Baha'i writings emphasize that Baha'is should strive to possess: a well-trained mind, establish some recognized ability in the eyes of others and, over time, cultivate a mature experience in community life. They should also attempt to exemplify, to the best of their capacity, some degree of selfless devotion and unquestioned loyalty to the Cause with which they have identified, namely, the Baha'i Faith. One can but try. I am now in the last half of my 71st year. I was a teacher and tutor, lecturer and adult educator, taxi-driver and ice-cream salesman, among a host of roles and positions of FT, PT and casual-volunteer-employment over a 65 year period(1950-2015). I am now a poet and publisher, writer and author, editor and researcher, online blogger and journalist, reader and scholar.

Experience in the area

1. EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL-ROLES: 1943-2015 2009-2015-Retired and on an old-age pension 1999-2009-Writer & Author,Poet & Publisher, Editor & Researcher, Online Blogger & Journalist, Reader & Scholar. I am also a Retired Teacher & Tutor, Lecturer & Adult Educator, Ice-Cream Salesman and Taxi-Driver, among many roles and positions of paid employment. I have lived in George Town Tasmania from 1999 to the present. 2002-2005-Program Presenter, City Park Radio, Launceston 1999-2004-Tutor and/or President: George Town School for Seniors Inc ----------ABOVE THIS LINE ARE MY YEARS IN RETIREMENT FROM FT PAID EMPLOYMENT------------------------------- 1988-1999 -Lecturer in General Studies and Human Services West Australian Department of Training 1986-1987 -Acting Lecturer in Management Studies and Co-ordinator of Further Education Unit at Hedland College in South Hedland, WA. 1982-1985 -Adult Educator, Open College of Tafe, Katherine, NT 1981 -Maintenance Scheduler, Renison Bell, Zeehan, Tasmania 1980-Unemployed: Bi-Polar Disability 1979 -Editor, External Studies Unit, Tasmanian CAE; Youth Worker, Resource Centre Association, Launceston; Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour, Tasmanian CAE; Radio Journalist ABC, Launceston 1976-1978 -Lecturer in Social Sciences & Humanities, Ballarat CAE, Ballarat 1975 - Lecturer in Behavioural Studies, Whitehorse Technical College, Box Hill, Victoria 1974 -Senior Tutor in Education Studies, Tasmanian CAE, Launceston 1972-1973 -High School Teacher, South Australian Education Department 1971 Primary School Teacher, Whyalla SA, Australia -------ABOVE THIS LINE ARE MY YEARS LIVING IN AUSTRALIA; BELOW ARE MY YEARS LIVING IN CANADA---------------- 1969-1971 Primary School Teacher, Prince Edward County Board of Education, Picton, Ontario, Canada 1969 Systems Analyst, Bad Boy Co. Ltd., Toronto Ontario 1967-68 -Community Teacher, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Frobisher Bay, NWT, Canada


CLUBS, ASSOCIATIONS AND FORMAL GROUPS TO WHICH I HAVE BELONGED DURING MY 70 YEARS: * solo guitarist at an aged-care facility in my home town in Tasmania: 2008-2014 * Member of a singing group in George Town, Tasmania : 2001-2005. * Public Speaking Assessor, Rostrum, Katherine, NT : 1984/6 * Member of the Lions Club, Zeehan Tasmania : 1981/2 * Member of fitness centres in Melbourne(1975-6), Ballarat(1977-78), Perth(1989-99) and Launceston(1999-2003) * Member of baseball and hockey teams in Burlington : 1953-1962 * Member of the Baha’i Faith : 1959-2015 * I have been a member of many groups during the more than 50 year period 1959-2015, the age of 15 to 70. I was associated with or worked as a volunteer in: (a) The George Town School for Seniors, (b) City Park Radio in Launceston and (c) several other clubs and associations like: (I) Cubs, (II) formal discussion groups in educational institutions as a student and (III) unnumbered groups as a teacher.


2. PUBLICATIONS: 2.1 Articles and Reviews: Journals/Websites 1.*Essays, Interviews and Articles on the Internet at: 1.1 The Baha'i Academic Resource Library has several hundred items posted there, 2002-2006; and at 1.2 An estimated 2000 other sites containing several million words, 2001-2006. 2. * "A History of the Baha'i Faith in the Northern Territory: 1947-1997," Northern Lights, 32 Instalments, 2000-2003. 3. * Periodic Articles in "Newsletters," Regional Teaching Committees of the NSA of the Baha'is of Australia Inc., 1971-2001. 4. * Periodic Articles/Letters, Baha'i Canada and The Australian Baha'i Bulletin now The Australian Baha’i: 1971-2006. 5. * "Memorials of the Faithful," Baha'i Studies Review, September 2001. 6. * "Review of Two Chapbooks: The Poetry of Tony Lee," Arts Dialogue, June 2001. 7. * "Asia and the Lost Poems: The Poetry of Anthony Lee," Art 'n Soul, a Website for Poets and Poetry, January 2000. 8. * "The Passionate Artist," Australian Baha'i Studies, Vol.2, 2000. 9. * "Memorials of the Faithful," Australian Baha'i Studies, Vol.1, No.2, 1999, p.102 and uplifting, 2005-6. 10. * "Poetry of Ron Price: An Overview," ABS Newsletter, No.38, September 1997. 11. * "Thomas a Kempis, Taherzadeh and the Day of Judgement," Forum, Vol.3, No 1, 1994, pp.1-3. 12. * "Forward", An Introduction to Occasions of Grace: Poems and Portrayals, Roger White, George Ronald, Oxford, 1993. 13. * "The Inner Life and the Environment", a paper presented at Murdoch University at the Baha’i Studies Conference in April 1990 and published in The Environment: Our Common Heritage, Monograph No.5, 1994, pp.118-131. 14. * "The History of a Dream: A Tribute to Persistence", Office of Tafe Publication in Western Australia, 1988, pp.5-6. 15. * "Response", Dialogue, Vol.2, No.1, 1986, pp.3-4. 16. many more--a list to long to include here.


1.1 Academic Qualifications * Bachelor of Arts(Sociology) McMaster University Hamilton Ontario Canada 1966 *B. Ed.(Primary School Training) Windsor Teachers’ College Windsor Ontario Canada 1967 * MA(Qualifying Thesis) University of Queensland St Lucia Queensland Australia 1988 1.2 Professional Qualifications * Post Graduate Diploma in Education Windsor University Windsor Ontario Canada 1967 * Certificate of Integrated Studies Education Department of Ontario Toronto Ontario Canada 1970 1.3 Further Studies(Qualifications Incomplete) * Advanced Diploma in Education University of Adelaide Adelaide South Australia 1973 -comparative education unit * Master of Educational Administration University of New England Armadale NSW 1975 to 1978 -comparative education, organization theory and practice, educational administration, open education and history of education units * Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations Tasmanian College of Advanced Education Launceston Tasmania 1980 -organizational behaviour-3 units * Graduate Diploma in Multicultural Education Armadale College of Advanced Education Armadale NSW 1983 -language and society unit; presented paper at residential school. * Graduate Diploma in Religious Education South Australian College of Advanced Education Adelaide South Australia 1984 to 1986 -Religious symbols and symbolism, sociology of education, the Bible as literature, moral education, Islam and principles of religious education units. ------------- That's all folks!

Awards and Honors

AWARDS, PRIZES AND FORMAL RECOGNITIONS: ----------------- 1. I won the most valuable player in the Midget Baseball League in Burlington Ontario in 1958. 2. I won a trophy for the most home runs hit in 1958 and was picked to play for the Burlington All-Stars for four years running: 1958-1962. 3. In the last decade, 2004 to 2015, I have received several forms of recognition at various internet sites where I post: poems and essays, ebooks and articles, as well as comments on many subjects.

Past/Present Clients

People who come to this site and ask questions of me need to keep in mind that, in many ways, the whole notion of an expert on the Baha'i Faith is not a concept that is part of the Baha'i Faith. The Baha'i community has no theologians, no clergy, no individuals who can claim to be voices of authority. An elected institution at the global level has such an authority. It is known as the Universal House of Justice. ------------------------------------ Past and Current Clients 1. Primary Schools: 2. Secondary Schools: 3. Post-Secondary Institutions: Full-Part-Time-Volunteer-Casual(FT/PT) 1. George Town School for Seniors Inc 1999-2005(Volunteer) 2. Charles Sturt University 1995(July to October)(FT) 3. Tasmanian CAE 1974(FT) and 1979(PT) 4. Ballarat CAE 1976-1978(FT) 5. Deakin University 1977(external studies lecturer)(PT) 6. Whitehorse Technical College 1975(FT) 7. University of Tasmania 1974(external studies lecturer)(PT) 4. Courses Taught: In Post-Secondary Colleges and Universities In the thirty-one years from 1974 to 2005, I taught full-time for 22 and part-time as a tutor for 7. During the years 1980-1981 I did not teach. I taught in the post-secondary institutions listed above; I taught some ninety(approx.) different units of study in the humanities and social sciences. The list is too long to sight here. The list includes the following general categories: * communication studies * social sciences * welfare studies/human services * education studies * matriculation studies * public relations/media studies * creative and business writing * special education programs for: (a) indigenous people and (b) seniors 5. In the dozen years from 2002 to 2014 I have posted essays and poems, articles and ebooks at over 8000 internet sites. My readers now number in the millions.

What do you like about this subject?

My website( indicates how I approach the Baha'i Faith. The 4th edition of my website is a tapestry of more than 100 different disciplines or subjects from the social sciences and humanities to the physical, biological and applied sciences each offering a Baha'i and/or a secular perspective.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

The field of teaching, learning & action is limitless. As Baha'u'llah writes, our training in life is based on "every atom in existence and the essence of all created things." My writing attempts to fuse material from my personal experience, my reading and my beliefs. This fusion is a life-long exercise of integration & synthesis, of loss & victory, & of sadness & happiness.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

I have written an 2600 page autobiographical study, a 300 page study of a Baha'i poet, Roger White(1929-1993) and now have a website of 60 books at 80,000 words/book. These literary efforts are intended to provide readers with insights into the Baha'i teachings, my society and, hopefully, their own lives.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

I think the Baha'i Faith is the most challenging system of ideas in the world today; when the time-honoured and powerful strongholds of orthodoxy become aware of the real power in this Cause they will rise up against it, as 'Abdu'l-Baha says, and try to stamp it from the face of the earth. Now that is an idea at once provocative and controversial about the subject of the Baha'i Faith.

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