Systemic Practice and Action Research

, Volume 17, Issue 4, pp 253–263

A Biography of Bela H. Banathy: A Systems Scholar

  • Patrick M. Jenlink

DOI: 10.1023/B:SPAA.0000040646.93483.22

Cite this article as:
Jenlink, P.M. Systemic Practice and Action Research (2004) 17: 253. doi:10.1023/B:SPAA.0000040646.93483.22


This article reflects a biographical account of Bela H. Banathy's life, providing a recorded history of his accomplishments, personally and professionally. Professor Banathy made significant contributions to systems design theory and practice throughout his life. The author chronicles Bela's lifework as a systems scholar, drawing from personal communication, autobiographical documents, and published works to create a biographical portrait.

Bela H. Banathysystems scholarsystems design scientistscholar-practitioner

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick M. Jenlink
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  1. 1.Department of Secondary Education and Educational LeadershipStephen F. Austin State UniversityNacogdochesTexas