Nebraska Authors

Carroll Atkinson

Born 1896-10-24 Fairbury, NE (USA)

Died 1988-08-01
Daytona Beach, FL (USA)

Atkinson is a onetime holder of the National Amateur Athletic Union featherweight, and twelve other wrestling titles. He was a ghost writer for corporations and other individuals. He was also an author of radio scripts and short stories.

Places Lived

Fairbury, NE
York, NE
New York, NY
Appleton, WI
Los Angeles, CA
Nashville, TN
Caldwell, ID
Forest Grove, OR
Seattle, WA
Pasadena, CA
Jersey City, NJ
Detroit, MI
Santa Fe, NM
Daytona Beach, FL

Author Of

  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction


Radio Broadcasting; Education


Undergraduate Studies,1919, University of Grenoble, Grenoble, FRANCE
Bachelor of Arts, 1920, Lawrence College, Appleton, WI
Master of Arts, 1929, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Ph.D., 1938, George Peabody College for Teachers, Nashville, TN


Instructor and Coach for Public Schools and Colleges
Director of Libraries
Public Relations
Radio Producer
Dean of Men, Southwestern University
Director of Teacher Training, Dakota Wesleyan University
Supervising Principal of New Mexico Public Schools
Chairman of Psychology Department, Pacific University
Professor of Humanities, Embry-Riddle Aeronautics Institute
Professor of Education, Bethune-Cookman College
Consulting Psychologist
Radio Broadcaster and Producer

Places Worked

New Jersey
Detroit, MI
Oakland, CA
Honolulu, HI
Mitchell, SD
New Mexico


United States Army, American Expeditionary Forces 1919, received the Croix de Guerre (France)
Past Commander of American Legion Posts in California and Oregon


National Education Association
American Association of University Professors
American Association de Croix de Guerre
American Legion
Phi Delta Kappa


American Educator. 1931-1935. (editor)
Education By Radio in American Schools. 1938.
True Confessions of a Ph.D. 1939.
American Universities and Colleges That Have Held Broadcast License. 1941.
Dictionary of Education. 1941-1942. (associate editor)
Radio Extension Courses Broadcast for Credit. 1941.
The New Deal: Will It Survive the War? 1942.
Public School Broadcasting to the Classroom. 1942.
Radio Network Contributions to Education. 1942.
Broadcasting to the Classroom By Universities and Colleges. 1942.
Radio Programs Intended for Classroom Use. 1942.
Radio in State and Territorial Education Departments. 1942.
Modern Language Journal. 1943-1949. (associate editor)
I Knew the Voice of Experience. 1944.
Pro and Con of the PhD. 1945.
Intellectual Tramp. 1955.
The Story of Education. 1962. (2nd edition in 1965)

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