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Foreign language educator

David Price Benseler, American Foreign language educator. E-mail: dpbs@po.cwru.edu.


Benseler, David Price was born on January 10, 1940 in Baltimore. Son of Ernest Parr and Ellen Hood Escar (Turnbaugh) Benseler.


Bachelor, West Washington U., 1964; Master of Arts, U. Oregon, 1966; Doctor of Philosophy, U. Oregon, 1971.


Professor german, department chair, Ohio State University, 1977-1985; chair department modern langs and literature, Case Western Reserve University, 1991-1998; Louis D. Beaumont U. Professor Humanities, Case Western Reserve University, 1991-1998; Emile B. de Sauzé professor medicine, language and literature, Case Western Reserve University, since 1998. Distinguished visiting professor foreign languages United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, 1987-1988, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, 1989. Member numerous committees Case Western Reserve U., United States Naval Academy, U. Akron, Ohio State University, Washington StateU., Indiana U., Emory University, U. Maryland., U. Cincinnati, University of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania State University, University of Virginia, University of Michigan, various others.

Lecturer, panel member, workshop conductor, consultant in field.


  • E-mail: dpbs@po.cwru.edu.


  • Other Work

    • Compiler, editor: (with Suzanne S. Moore) Comprehensive Index to the Modern Language Journal, 1916-1996, MLJ Electronic Index, since 1997. Author/editor more than 75 other books, bibliographies, journals. Contributor chapters to books and articles to professional journals.


With United States Navy, 1958-1960. Member Modern Language Association, TESOL, American Association Applied Linguistics, American Association Teachers of German, American Association University professors, American Goethe Society, American Society for 18th Century Studies, German Studies Association, Lessing Society, Society German-American Studies, Ohio Foreign Language Association Sigma Iota, Sigma Kappa Phi, Delta Phi Alpha.


Married Suzanne Shelton, May 25, 1985. Children: James Declan, Derek Justin.

Ernest Parr Benseler

Ellen Hood Escar (Turnbaugh) Benseler

Suzanne Shelton

Derek Justin Benseler

James Declan Benseler