In Memoriam: Ann Ellen Redelfs, 1957-2020

Ann Redelfs, a consultant who earlier in her career held administrative posts at several universities, died from a blood clotting disorder on April 18 in a hospital in Duluth, Minnesota, where she lived. She was 62 years old.

Redelfs was born in Witchita, Kansas, and moved to Oklahoma at the age of 11. She earned a bachelor’s in wildlife biology and a master’s degree in zoology at Oklahoma State University.

Redelfs was deputy director of the Cornell Theory Center from 1986 to 1991. She then directed external relations for the Center for Research on Parallel Computation at Rice University in Houston. In 1995, Redelfs was appointed director of external communications at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego. Redelfs returned to Cornell University in 2002 as associate director of public programs for the Cornell Ornithology Lab. After moving to Minnesota, in 2007, Redelfs taught in the College of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Minnesota.

Redelfs was the editorial director for High-Performance Computing – Contributions to Society (Tabor Griffin Communications, 1996) and Emergence of Grid and Service-Oriented IT (Tabor Griffin Communications, 2006).

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