Los Angeles Valley College
California State University’s Northridge campus
Devol devoted his career to journalism, both as a teacher and a writer of textbooks. He worked as a high school journalism teacher in the public school system of Van Nuys, California, in the mid-1950s before joining the faculty at Los Angeles Valley College as a journalism instructor in 1955. In 1961 he became an assistant professor at California State University’s Northridge campus and attained the rank of a journalism professor and department head by 1969. His career at Northridge spanned for thirty years and also saw him as an associate acting dean of the university’s School of Communication. He reached professor emeritus status in 1991.
During his career, he also taught at San Jose State University and the University of Southern California.