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Norman Allan Felsenthal

Norman Allan Felsenthal, American communications educator. Faculty Fellow, National Association television Programming Executives, 1983; recipient Best Teacher award Purdue University, 1973.


  • Felsenthal, Norman Allan was born on November 14, 1934 in Lafayette, Indiana, United States. Son of Monroe Bernhard and Mary Ann Ruth (Levy) Felsenthal.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1956. Master of Arts, San Diego State University, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, University Iowa, 1969.


    • Teacher San Diego County Schools, Poway, California, 1959-1963, San Diego, 1963-1966. Assistant professor communications Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1969-1973. Professor communications Temple University, Philadelphia, since 1973.


    • Author: Mass Communication, 1981. Co-author: (textbook) English/Grade 7, 1983. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Denomination: Judaism


    Chairman Lower Merion Township Cable television Committee, Ardmore, Pennsylvania, since 1985. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1956-1959. Member National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (trustee 1988-1992, national scholarship chair since 1993, governor Philadelphia chapter 1986-1992), Speech Communication Association (division chairman 1979-1980), Broadcast Education Association (director 1993-1997), International Radio and television Society (Frank Stanton fellow 1992).



    Sailing, gardening, photography.


    • Married Helen Martha Potts, March 30, 1957. Children: David, Kim Ellen.
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    Born November 14, 1934
    • 1956
      Miami University
    • 1962
      San Diego State University
    • 1969
      University Iowa
    • 1959 - 1963
      Teacher, San Diego County Schools
      Poway, California, United States
    • 1963 - 1966
      Teacher, San Diego County Schools
      San Diego, California, United States
    • 1969 - 1973
      assistant, professor communications Purdue University
      West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
    • 1973
      professor, communications Temple University
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States