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Keith Page Sanders

journalism educator

Keith Page Sanders, American journalism educator. Recipient Award for Outstanding Achievement University Missouri Alumni Association, 1986; Joyce Swan Distinguished Faculty award University Missouri, 1973; inducted into Columbia Bowling Hall of Fame, 1999, Presidential award, Associate Education Journalism & Mass Communication, 2008.


Sanders, Keith Page was born on September 25, 1938 in Ashland, Ohio, United States. Son of Merwin Morse and Phyllis Pearl (Snyder) Sanders.


Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Bowling Green State University, 1960. Master of Science in Journalism, Ohio University, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy in Massachusetts Communications, University Iowa, 1967.


Sports editor, Ashland (Ohio) Times Gazette, 1960-1961;sports editor, Dover (Ohio) Daily Reporter, 1961-1962;instructor journalism, Bowling Green (Ohio) State University, 1963-1964;instructor journalism, U. Iowa, Iowa City, 1965-1967;professor journalism, U. Missouri, Columbia, since 1967;associate dean graduate studies School Journalism, U. Missouri, Columbia, 1986-1987, 90-91;O.O. McIntyre Distinguished professor, U. Missouri, Columbia, 1993;executive director, Kappa Tau Alpha, Columbia, since 1991. Consultant in field.



Member of Society Professional Journalists, Association for Education in Journalism/Mass Communications (Trayes Professor of Year 1987), International Society for Science Study of Subjectivity (treasurer 1990-1995), Missouri State-United States Bowling Congress (president since 2010, since 2008, 2nd vice president 2006-2008), Missouri State Bowling Association (board directors 2000-2006, Director of Year 2005), Omicron Delta Kappa, Kappa Tau Alpha (executive director since 1991).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: bowling, golf, fishing.


Married Jane Carmel Adams, June 11, 1966. Children: Paige Ann, Kevin Scott.

Merwin Morse Sanders

Phyllis Pearl (Snyder) Sanders

Jane Carmel Adams

Paige Ann Sanders

Kevin Scott Sanders