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Robert Patrick Knight (Bob Knight Sr.)

academic administrator , educator , journalism educator

Robert Patrick Knight, international journalism educator, academic administrator. Pioneer in multicultural journalism recruitment.

Background

Ethnicity: Father was Mexican, Native American, English; Mother was Irish

Knight, Robert Patrick was born on March 17, 1935 in Mexico City, Mexico. Came to the United States, 1941.

Education

Bachelor of Journalism with honors, University Texas, 1956; Bachelor in English with honors, University Texas, 1956; MA in Journalism, University Texas, 1964; Postgrad., University Chile, Santigao, 1957; Doctor of Philosophy, University Missouri, 1968.

Career

Reporter Austin American-Statesman, Texas, 1953-1956, Midland Reporter-Telegram, 1958. Research and publications assistant, teacher English and journalism Midland Public Schools, 1958-1963. Instructor Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, College Station, 1963-1965, acting head department, 1964-1965.

From instructor to professor journalism University Missouri, Columbia, 1965-1992, O. O. McIntyre professor School Journalism, 1991-1992, director African-American/Hispanic/Asian-American/Native American Workshop, from 1971, director journalism extension, from 1976. Director Missouri Interscholastic Press Association, from 1965.

Membership

  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (head division secondary education 1971-72, division Honors lecturer 1981, Minority Recruitment award 1990)

    1971 - 1972

  • Journalism Education Association (editorial board 1968-89, Carl Towley award 1970)

    1968 - 1989

  • Student Press Law Center (board directors 1976-89)

    1976 - 1989

  • University Missouri Alumni Association (Faculty award 1991)

  • Kappa Tau Alpha (certified for outstanding service 1986).

Connections

Son of John Montiel and Margaret Mary (Kenny) K. Married Rose Eleanor Janda, July 21, 1956. Children: Robert Patrick, Mary Kathleen, Timothy F., Rodney J., Caroline E.

father:
John

mother:
Margaret