RSSAll Entries in the "In Memoriam" Category

In Memoriam: Jackie O'Hara, 1933-2017

In Memoriam: Jackie O’Hara, 1933-2017

In announcing her death, the university stated that Professor O’Hara “taught, mentored, and advised more St. Catherine students than anyone who has ever taught at the university.”

In Memoriam: Juana Gamero de Coca, 1959-2017

In Memoriam: Juana Gamero de Coca, 1959-2017

Juana Gamero de Coca was an associate professor of Spanish at Middlebury College in Vermont. A native of Spain, Dr. Gamero de Coca’s scholarship was focused on twentieth and twenty-first century Spanish culture and literature with a focus on gender issues.

In Memoriam: Hope H. Glidden, 1945-2017

In Memoriam: Hope H. Glidden, 1945-2017

Hope Glidden was a professor of French and Francophone studies at Syracuse University in New York. She joined the faculty at Syracuse University in 2010 after teaching at Tulane University in New Orleans.

In Memoriam: Elousie Mildred Bell, 1935-2017

In Memoriam: Elousie Mildred Bell, 1935-2017

Professor Bell taught in the English department at Brigham Young University for 31 years from 1963 to 1994. She also served as associate dean of general and honors education.

In Memoriam: Connie M. Thorngren, 1940-2017

In Memoriam: Connie M. Thorngren, 1940-2017

Connie Thorngren came to Boise State in 1970 as the head coach for women’s basketball. She continued to lead the basketball program after being named director of women’s athletics in 1974.

In Memoriam: Jane Ann Blumenfeld, 1922-2017

In Memoriam: Jane Ann Blumenfeld, 1922-2017

Jane Ann Blumenfeld was a pioneer of special education programs in the state of New Mexico who taught courses at the University of New Mexico.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Capaldi Phillips, 1945-2017

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Capaldi Phillips, 1945-2017

Elizabeth Capaldi Phillips was a professor of psychology and served as provost at the University of Florida, the University at Buffalo, and Arizona State University.

In Memoriam: Lesley Krista McAllister, 1970-2017

In Memoriam: Lesley Krista McAllister, 1970-2017

Lesley McAllister was a professor of law at the University of California, Davis. She served on the faculty at the University of San Diego School of Law from 2005 to 2013.

In Memoriam: Joan Metcalf Schaefer, 1921-2017

In Memoriam: Joan Metcalf Schaefer, 1921-2017

Joan Metcalf Schaefer served as dean of women for 37 years at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Upon retirement, she maintained an office on campus as dean emerita and each year continued to take students from the university to International Summer School at the University of Cambridge in England.

In Memoriam: Susan Klem Jackson

In Memoriam: Susan Klem Jackson

Dr. Susan Jackson began teaching at Boston University in 1982 as a lecturer in French. At the time of her death, she was an associate professor of French and assistant provost for general education at the university.

In Memoriam: Virginia Claire Higbie, 1932-2016

In Memoriam: Virginia Claire Higbie, 1932-2016

Virginia Higbie served as the second dean of the College of Health and Social Services at new Mexico State University from 1988 to 2000. She returned as interim dean in 2008.

In Memoriam: Frances Wu, 1921-2017

In Memoriam: Frances Wu, 1921-2017

Frances Wu was a field instructor for the Columbia University School of Social Work and the first Chinese American to receive a doctorate in social work at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

In Memoriam: Hannah Frank, 1984-2017

In Memoriam: Hannah Frank, 1984-2017

Hannah Frank, an assistant professor of film studies at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, died on August 28, from what authorities believe was a case of pneumococcal meningitis. She was 33 years old.

In Memoriam: Melissa Trifiletti, 1969-2017

In Memoriam: Melissa Trifiletti, 1969-2017

Melissa Trifiletti was named director of admissions at Colorado State in 2014 and had achieved record enrollments over the past two years. She was promoted to vice president for enrollment and access in April.

In Memoriam: Ann Jennalie Cook Calhoun, 1934-2017

In Memoriam: Ann Jennalie Cook Calhoun, 1934-2017

Ann Cook Calhoun, an expert on Shakespeare, was a professor of English emerita at Vanderbilt University. in 1982, she became the first woman in the English department at Vanderbilt to earn tenure after being promoted through the ranks.

In Memoriam: John Christine Wolkerstorfer, 1931-2017

In Memoriam: John Christine Wolkerstorfer, 1931-2017

Professor Wolkerstorfer taught American history at Saint Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, for 24 years. She retired in 1997.

In Memoriam: Delia Graff Fara, 1969-2017

In Memoriam: Delia Graff Fara, 1969-2017

Professor Fara taught undergraduate and graduate courses on logic, semantics, and the philosophy of language at Princeton University in New Jersey.

In Memoriam: Wanda S. Mitchell, 1959-2017

In Memoriam: Wanda S. Mitchell, 1959-2017

Dr. Mitchell served as the chief diversity officer at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and was an affiliate professor in the department of counseling and special education in the university’s School of Education.

In Memoriam: Kavita Saraswathi Datla, 1975-2017

In Memoriam: Kavita Saraswathi Datla, 1975-2017

Kavita Datla was an associate professor of history at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Her research focused on the political, social, and cultural history of South Asia.

In Memoriam: Marian Cleeves Diamond, 1926-2017

In Memoriam: Marian Cleeves Diamond, 1926-2017

Professor Diamond was one of the nation’s early neuroscientists and was able to show that the environment can impact the anatomy of the brain, even in older adults.

In Memoriam: Lynna Merle Williams, 1951-2017

In Memoriam: Lynna Merle Williams, 1951-2017

Lynna Williams was an associate professor of English and creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta. An accomplished short story writer, she joined the faculty at Emory University in 1990 and was the second person to direct the university’s creative writing program.

In Memoriam: Toni Beck Bosner, 1924-2017

In Memoriam: Toni Beck Bosner, 1924-2017

Toni Beck Bosner joined the faculty at Southern Methodist University in 1962, when the dance program was part of the physical education department. She served on the faculty until 1985 and was founding chair of the dance department.

In Memoriam: Cynthia Barnes-Boyd, 1953-2017

In Memoriam: Cynthia Barnes-Boyd, 1953-2017

Cynthia Barnes-Boyd was a clinical associate professor of community health and director of the Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

In Memoriam: Raisa Williams, 1947-2017

In Memoriam: Raisa Williams, 1947-2017

In 2003, Raisa Williams, a native of Cuba who came to the United States at the age of 14, was named the inaugural dean of first-year students at Haverford College in Pennsylvania. She served in that role for a decade.

In Memoriam: Betty Jane Lloyd, 1922-2017

In Memoriam: Betty Jane Lloyd, 1922-2017

Lloyd joined the faculty at the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) in 1943. She later served as associate dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. She retired from the university in 1983.

In Memoriam: Julia Blanche Anderson, 1951-2017

In Memoriam: Julia Blanche Anderson, 1951-2017

Julia B. Anderson was the founding director of the Institute for Racial and Ethnic Health Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Later, she was a special assistant to the deputy director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

In Memoriam: Maryam Mirzakhani, 1977-2017

In Memoriam: Maryam Mirzakhani, 1977-2017

Maryam Mirzakhani was a professor of mathematics at Stanford University, attaining the rank of full professor at the age of 31. In 2014 Professor Mirzakhani was awarded the Fields Medal, considered by many as the “Nobel Prize of Mathematics.” She was the first woman to win the award, which was established in 1936.

In Memoriam: Patricia K. Keely, 1963-2017

In Memoriam: Patricia K. Keely, 1963-2017

Patti Keely was the Jan and Kathryn Ver Hagan Professor of Translational Research and chair of the department of cell and regenerative biology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

In Memoriam: Isabelle Clark-Decès, 1956-2017

In Memoriam: Isabelle Clark-Decès, 1956-2017

Isabelle Clark-Decès, a professor of anthropology at Princeton University, died as a result of a fall late last month in the village of Mussoorie, India. She was teaching a six-week course for undergraduate students.

In Memoriam: Mary Thompson, 1928-2017

In Memoriam: Mary Thompson, 1928-2017

Sister Mary Thompson joined the faculty at Saint Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1964. She taught there for 36 years until her retirement in 2000. She chaired the chemistry department there for 21 years.

In Memoriam: Geri Antoinette Allen, 1957-2017

In Memoriam: Geri Antoinette Allen, 1957-2017

Geri Allen, an accomplished jazz pianist and composer, taught at the University of Michigan for 10 years before becoming director of the jazz studies program at the University of Pittsburgh in 2014.

In Memoriam: Mary Evelyn Blagg Huey, 1922-2017

In Memoriam: Mary Evelyn Blagg Huey, 1922-2017

Mary Evelyn Blagg Huey was the only alumna and the first woman to serve as president of Texas Woman’s University. She was named president of the university in 1976 and served in that role until her retirement in 1986.

In Memoriam: Yeworkwha Belachew, 1952-2017

In Memoriam: Yeworkwha Belachew, 1952-2017

Yeworkwha Belachew served as assistant dean, ombudsperson, and founder of the Dialogue Center at Oberlin College. She retired in 2015 after more than 35 years of service to the college.

In Memoriam: Herma Hill Kay, 1934-2017

In Memoriam: Herma Hill Kay, 1934-2017

Herma Hill Kay served on the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law for 57 years. In 1992, she became the first woman dean at the law school.

In Memoriam: Jeanette Collier Phillips, 1931-2017

In Memoriam: Jeanette Collier Phillips, 1931-2017

Dr. Phillips was a driving force to bring the National Food Service Management Institute to the University of Mississippi. The street that passes directly in front of the institute’s headquarters is now known as Jeanette Phillips Drive.