Bentel, Dwight (1909-2012)

Bentel, Dwight (1909-2012)

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School of Journalism and Mass Communications

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Year Retired from SJSU


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Dwight Bentel Papers

Educational Background

Columbia University, 1947 Ed.D

Stanford University, 1934 MA

Stanford University, 1932 BA

San Jose State (College) University, 1928-1929

Teaching Experience

San Jose State University, 1947-1976

San Jose State College, 1934-1941

Administrative and Professional Experience

Newspaper, magazine journalism, 6 years.

Education Editor, Editor & Publisher Mag., 7 years.

Education Division, American Museum of Natural History, 1 year.

Founder and Chairman, Department‑‑School of Journalism and Mass Communi­cations, 35 years.

Assistant to the President, San Jose State University, 1962‑63.

Selected Publications

Many publications on newspaper journalism, education for journalism, law of mass communications.

Personal Commentary

Retirement keeps my wife and me so busy we can't figure out how we ever had time to work. But we aren't nostalgic about "the good old days" when we were gainfully employed because we have now reached the age when we can't even remember what we did yesterday. But I send warmest regards to all of my former colleagues ... whoever they were. Now where did I put those stamps!!!

Date Completed:10/96

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.


Bentel, Dwight (1909-2012)