Spurgeon, Dolores F. (1915-2012)

Spurgeon, Dolores F. (1915-2012)

Date Updated



Journalism/Mass Communications

Academic Rank


Year Retired from SJSU


Educational Background

Stanford University, 1940 MA

San Jose State University,1936 AB

Teaching Experience

San Jose Junior College and San Jose State University, 1938-1975

Jefferson Union District, Santa Clara, CA, 1937-1938

Administrative and Professional Experience

Part‑time and freelance newspaper and magazine writing and editing through the years.

Selected Publications

Stories of Santa Clara Valley (with Dwight Bentel), Rosicrucian Press, San Jose, CA 1942.

Magazine Journalism as a Career for Women, Magazine Publishers Association, New York, 1965.

The First Fifty Years, Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, 1987.

Numerous articles in newspapers and magazines, freelance and staff writer through the years.

Personal Commentary

One of the great pleasures of retirement is hearing from former students. I'm so pleased to learn about their new jobs, awards, publishing successes, family milestones, and their recollections of the years at SJSU. And it's a happy day when one of them pays me a visit.

Date Completed: 7/96

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.


Spurgeon, Dolores F. (1915-2012)