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