Dr. Arthur F. Bentley
Class of 1885
Hall of Honor 1989
Dr. Arthur F. Bentley is now considered to be one of the foremost American scholars of this century. His research and writing encouraged the creation of a new method of studying human society: the behavioral sciences.
To complete his undergraduate degree from John Hopkins University, Bentley researched the condition of central Nebraska farmers in the early 1880’s. This work is today considered to be one of the most significant studies done on western agricultural history.
His book, “The Process of Government: A Study of Social Pressures,” is a classic in the field of political science.