Stanley Yavneh Klos

Assistant Director of Special Projects & Visiting Professor

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A.B.D Mass Communications and Marketing, Pennsylvania State University; M.A. Rhetorical Theory and Historic Public Address, Idaho State University; B.A. American Studies and B.S. Zoology, Idaho State University and St. Peter's College

Short Bio

Stanley Yavneh Klos is an author, independent scholar, entrepreneur, former Italian Basketball Association player and Visiting Professor at Loyola University New Orleans.  He currently serves as the University Honors Assistant Director of Special Projects.  The UHP 2017-2018 student projects include:

Stan has taught numerous courses for the University Honors program and his First Year Seminar, Persuasion and Public Address: A Rhetorical Perspective, is currently a featured National Collegiate Honors Council‘s syllabi.

Stan is the President of the Corporation, a non-profit organization dedicated to challenging the public to view history through the lens of primary sources. Corporation primary source displays have headlined a plethora of universities, national historic sites, libraries, and museum exhibitions since 2004. In conjunction with the exhibits, Stan has authored four books on primary sources and the U.S. Founding with the most recent being The Congressional Evolution of the United States of America.  

Stan is an avid real estate historic preservationist who has re-developed 32 historically significant properties ranging from Vaudeville theaters to Revolutionary War Taverns in five states.  As a real estate entrepreneur, Stan also acquired RE/MAX of Pennsylvania n/w and expertly managed a marketing mix that increased yearly commission revenues from $240K to $36 million.   Stan has brought this expertise into the classroom by teaching the MBA Real Estate Investment class at Loyola’s College of Business in 2017 and 2018.

Stan is the co-founder of Dinosaur Safaris, Inc (DSI), which is an ongoing private paleontology company whose quarry site was located in Shell, Wyoming yielding fossil holdings that include five fully articulated specimens. The company's Stegosaurus, the world’s most complete, is on permanent exhibit at the London National History Museum.  The most complete Camarasaurus fossil, also unearthed by DSI, is now on permanent exhibit at the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum in Japan.

Stan was a NCAA Division I “Elite Eight” Basketball player at Idaho State University and an Italian Basketball Association player for Amaro Harrys in Bologna. He was the Captain of a U.S. Basketball Team, which competed in the 1978 International Invitational Basketball Tournament held in Bologna, Italy. .   

Stan has served on diverse boards including the WV Independent Colleges & Universities, Pittsburgh YMCA Family Camp, and the Mercy Center of N.J. In 2018, Stan was elected to the Idaho State University Board of Directors for a three year alumni term. Stan has been active politically serving as the West Virginia Republican State Committee Finance Chairman and campaigning as the West Virginia U.S. Senate Republican Nominee in 1994, against Robert C. Byrd.

Stan’s education includes a BA in American Studies, BS in Zoology, MA in Rhetorical Theory & Historic Public Address and an ABD in Mass Communications and Marketing. He attended, respectively, St. Peter’s College, Idaho State University and The Pennsylvania State University.

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