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Robert Patrick Knight Edit Profile

also known as Bob Knight Sr.

academic administrator , educator , journalism educator

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


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.


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.


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.


  • 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).


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.