Keith, Lowell G. (1912-1981)

Keith, Lowell G. (1912-1981)

Date Updated



Elementary Education

Academic Rank


Year Retired from SJSU


Educational Background

University of Colorado, 1952 Ed. D.

George Peabody College, 1944 Fellowship

University of Missouri, 1941 MA

S. W. Missouri State, 1936 BS

Teaching Experience

San Jose State University, 1955- 1969 (Head of Elementary Dept.)

Independence, MO (Superintendent), 1946-1954

Spartanburg, South Carolina (Assoc. Supt.), 1944-1946

Cardwell, MO (Superintendent), 1940-1944

Altan, MO High School (Principal), 1936-1940

Administrative and Professional Experience

With Dr. Larry Pugno, conducted overseas Comparative Education Programs in Scotland, Sweden, England, Australia.

Served as Consultant, Pacific Telephone Co. and IBM.

Served as an advisor for Cambrian School District Government Project.

Selected Publications

Elementary School Administration, Schneider, Meisner, Keith.

Contemporary Curriculum in the Elementary School, Keith, Blake, Tiedt.

Personal Commentary

Lowell Keith served his profession with dignity and concern.

Student teachers, who achieved their goal to serve, often returned to express their appreciation and friendship for Lowell.

His chairmanship of the San Jose State University Department of Elementary Education was one of progress and improvement. He was receptive to new facts and new ideas. Lowell took pride in the achievements and principles of his department.

Date Completed: 11/96

Adapted from: Biographies of Retired Faculty San Jose State University 1997: A Project of the Emeritus Faculty Association of San Jose State University. San Jose, CA: The University, 1997.


Keith, Lowell G. (1912-1981)