Index of Memorial Resolutions and Biographical Sketches
JAMES W. REYNOLDS
James W. Reynolds, professor emeritus of curriculum and instruction, died on September 5, 1992. He was 84.
Professor Reynolds was born on November 8, 1907 in Ozark, Arkansas. He received a bachelor's degree from Arkansas State Teachers College in 1930, a master's degree from the University of Iowa in 1934, and a PhD from the University of Chicago in 1945.
Dr. Reynolds served as dean of Fort Smith Junior College and taught at the University of Georgia and George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tennessee. He joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 1948 and taught until his retirement in 1978. He specialized in junior college education.
In 1956 Professor Reynolds served on a Carnegie Corporation-sponsored committee studying long range higher education planning and student enrollment trends. He was also the editor of the Junior College Journal and the author of The Junior College (1965) and The Comprehensive Junior College Curriculum (1970).
Professor Reynolds was a member of the Texas Junior College Teachers Association and the Texas Association of Junior College Instructional Administrators.
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The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 16, 2001. Additional biographical sources can be found in the Barker Texas History Center.