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Norman Allan Felsenthal

communications educator

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

Background

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.

Career

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

Works

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

Membership

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).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sailing, gardening, photography.

Connections

Married Helen Martha Potts, March 30, 1957. Children: David, Kim Ellen.

father:
Monroe Bernhard Felsenthal

mother:
Mary Ann Ruth (Levy) Felsenthal

spouse:
Helen Martha Potts

children:
David Felsenthal

Kim Ellen Felsenthal