John William Kensinger

John William KensingerJohn William Kensinger, 69, professor of finance, died July 26 in Denton. He joined the faculty in 1991 and taught for 26 years in the department. He received various teaching awards from UNT and wrote for numerous publications on finance in national and international journals and conferences. He previously taught at Ohio State University, Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas at Austin.

He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1968 and served active duty from 1969 to 1975 as an imagery intelligence officer in Thailand and Germany during the Vietnam War. He continued to serve in the Air Force reserves as an augmentee to Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, the Defense Intelligence Agency and Headquarters U.S. Air Force. He served in numerous postings and was serving as an individual mobilization augmentee (IMA) to Headquarters, U.S. Air Force, Intelligence, Directorate of Plans and Policy, Washington, D.C., at the time of his retirement in 1999. He received numerous commendations for meritorious service and retired with the rank of colonel.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from Miami University, an M.B.A. from the University of Utah and his doctorate from Ohio State University. He was an active member of St. David of Wales Episcopal Church in Denton, serving as a lay reader, chalice bearer and leader of the adult Bible study class.

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