Kallenbach, W. Warren

Title

Kallenbach, W. Warren

Date Updated

8-12-2019

Department

Elementary Education

Academic Rank

Professor

Year Retired from SJSU

1995

Educational Background

Stanford University, Educational Psych/Guidance, 1959 Ed.D

Stanford University, Educational Psychology, 1953 MA.

Drury College, Psychology and Education, 1949 AB magna cum laude

Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1946-1947

Jefferson City Junior College, 1943-1944

Teaching Experience

San Jose State University, 1957-1995

Texas Tech University, Visiting Professor, 1969

Los Altos, CA, Public Schools, 1952-1956

Red Bluff, CA, Public Schools, 1949-1952

U.S. Hospital for Federal Prisoners, Springfield, MO, Instructor, 1949

Administrative and Professional Experience

Director, Elementary Intern Teaching Program, SJSU, 1962-1966

Associate Dean and Director, Office of Sponsored Programs, SJSU

Project Director, Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco and Berkeley, California, 1966‑69.

State Coordinator, U of Wisconsin R & D Center, Individually Guided Education Project

Senior Consultant, California Teacher Development Project, 1971‑73.

Director, Project Interchange: The NASA/USOE Communications Technology Satellite Experiment No. 16, 1975‑76.

Selected Publications

Editor, with Harold M. Hodges, Jr., Education & Society, 1963.

Author or co‑author on many articles on evaluation of teacher competence; Microteaching.

Co‑author, Instrument for the Observation of Teaching Activities, with Lucien Kinney, Stanford University et al. 1960, 1970.

Personal Commentary

I was born and grew up in rural, central Missouri. In 1944, I enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in Communications Security on the West Coast, Hawaii and the Pacific Ocean. My wife and I attended Drury College, Springfield, MO, where we got our Missouri Teaching Credentials in 1949. Fortunately, our Dean of Education wanted us to go to Stanford University; my wife majoring in graduate drama and I in Guidance and Counseling and Educational Psychology. We taught in the same school in Red Bluff, CA, and I taught eighth grade in Los Altos, CA, while I was getting my degrees, school administration and supervision credentials. My wife taught in San Francisco and Palo Alto.

I joined the San Jose State College Division of Education faculty in fall 1957, the 100th anniversary of the college. I taught there for 38 years; teaching educational psychology; educational sociology, research methodology and supervised hundreds of elementary student teachers and elementary intern teachers.

I took leave from teaching to do research and development at the Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA, in 1966 through 1969. At the university, I served as project director of several projects including several on microteaching, assessing teaching competence and individualized instruction procedures. I was State Coordinator for Individually Guided Education for the University of Wisconsin Research and Development Center and Project Consultant for the California Teacher Development Project. In 1976‑76, I was Project Director for Project Interchange: The NASA/USOE Communications Technology Satellite Experiment No. 16.

In 1972, I received the Innovative Teaching Award, California Teachers Association.

In 1978, I was selected as Associate Dean for Research and Director, Office of Sponsored Programs for the University. University grant applications and awards more than doubled during the four years I served in that position. In 1982, I commenced the Faculty Early Retirement Program but was asked to serve as Associate Dean, School of Education during the following year. I continued in early retirement until I fully retired in 1995.

I have served as president or chairperson of several Palo Alto non‑profit organizations including Friends of the Palo Alto Library, Friends of the Children's Theatre, Junior Museum Associates, Council for the Arts: Palo Alto and Midpeninsula and, most recently, as Treasurer of the Palo Alto Historical Association. In June 1996, I received the City of Palo Alto Community Service Star Award, the first year it was awarded by the city.

Date Completed: 6/96

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.

I narrowly missed coming to San José State. I applied to teach there before I had my doctorate. One day I came home and my wife said, "You got a call from San José State, but I think I blew it. They asked for 'Doctor Kallenbach' and I said, 'Doctor Who?!"

Date Updated: November 12, 2009

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