From the author’s obituary:
Dr. Templin was acquainted with Gandhi during his years as an educational missionary (under the control of the Methodist Church) in India, and he was well known as an interpreter of Gandhi’s ideas. This was the subject of his last public lecture, delivered some months ago at Wittenberg University. His educational work in India was ended when he took a public stand in behalf of the nonviolent movement for Indian freedom, and in 1940 he and his family were expelled by the pro-British authorities. He returned to the United States to become director of the School of Living, 1941-45, at Suffern, New York. After receiving his degree of doctor of education from Columbia University, in 1946, he moved with his family to Yellow springs to work with Arthur E. Morgan in Community Service, Inc. He later taught sociology at Wilmington College, and in 1948 was appointed professor sociology at Central State University, where he also took on the editorship of the Journal of Human Relations, which he continued after his retirement in 1962.