Turner's Challenge
original painting by Greg Keeler

Jack B. Jelinski

Professor Emeritus of Spanish

Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
College of Letters & Science
Montana State University-Bozeman
Phone: (406) 994-4448, Fax: (406) 994-6199
Email: umljj@montana.edu




  • American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Montana Association of Language Teachers
  • Pacific Northwest Council on Foreign Languages
  • Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

  • Vilas (Scholastic) Fellowship, 1966-1967.
  • Wisconsin Leadership Award, 1966-1967.
  • President: University of Wisconsin Spanish Club, 1967.
  • Sigma Delta Pi (Honorary for Spanish majors), 1967: Projects Chairman elect.
  • Indiana University Fellowship, 1967-1968.
  • N.D.E.A. Fellow - University of Wisconsin, 1969-1971.
  • Vice President, Montana AATSP, 1976-1977.
  • President, Montana AATSP, 1977-1978.
  • Chairman, Spanish Literature Section Pacific Northwest Council Foreign Languages        (PNCFL), 1976-1977.
  • N.E.H. Panel Member for Grant Proposals in Romance Languages and Ethnic Studies, 1977-1978.
  • N.E.H. Resources person - Pacific Northwest Region since 3-21-79.
  • Pacific Northwest council on Foreign Languages, elected member - Executive Board, 1977-1981.
  • International Who's Who in Education, 1979 (International Biographical Center, Cambridge).
  • Who's Who in the West, 17th Edition, 1980.
  • Vice-President, Montana Association of Language Teachers (MALT). 1980-1981.
  • Executive Committee - MALT - 1981-1982. The Dept. of Modern Languages co-sponsored the state conference at MSU.
  • Vice-President Elect, MALT, 1982-1983.
  • State Director of Montana for Sigma Delta Pi - National Honor Society for Hispanic Studies - Appointed in 1987 for three year term.
  • Montana State University/Bozeman Chamber of Commerce Award of Excellence (award given to faculty mentors of outstanding undergraduates) received in 1985 and 1986.
  • Secretary-elect, Foreign Language Linguistics Section of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association 1989-1990.
  • Chair, Foreign Language - Linguistics Section of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association 1990-1991.
  • President, Montana Association of Language Teachers. Responsible for organizing the state-wide conference in April 1992 and the joint MALT/MEA Conference in October of 1992. 1991-1993.
  • Editorial Board: The Montana Professor, published at Eastern Montana College.
  • Editorial Board: Language Quarterly, published by the Division of Language, University of South Florida. 1992-1997.
  • Chair, Foreign Language-Linguistics Section of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, 1993.
  • Mortar Board Award for Outstanding Service, 1993.
  • Executive Board - MALT, 1994.
  • Selected as April Professor of the Month by Mortar Board, 1994.
  • Guest Editor: Spring 1996 Issue of The Montana Professor.
  • Runner-Up for the Distinguished Presidential Teaching Award. April 1995. Nominated by: Tawna Mitchell.
  • Selected for inclusion in: Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 1996. Nominated by former student: Carolyn Sears.
  • Selected as "Teacher of the Year" by the Pi Beta Phi Sorority of MSU, 1997.
  • Excellence Award for Superior Teaching - Awarded by Montana Association of Language Teachers, 1997. (Annual award given to the outstanding university foreign language teacher).
  • MSU Alumni-Chamber of Commerce Award For Excellence, 1999.
  • Guest Editor (with Henry Gonshak), Special Issue on the events of September 11:  The Montana Professor, Vol. 12, No. 2, Spring 2002.


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