Deceased Faculty

Our Esteemed Faculty Colleagues

Heartfelt thanks to our teachers who taught us many things ~

"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new....It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge....The life of an individual has meaning only insofar as it aids in making the life of every living thing nobler and more beautiful."  --- Albert Einstein

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Nathan Buras (1922-2012), Professor and Department Head Emeritus

Donald R. Davis (19?-2009), Professor

Stanley N. Davis (1924-2007), Professor and Department Head Emeritus

Lucien Duckstein (19?-2015), Joint Professor Emeritus

Daniel D. Evans (1921-1997), Professor and Department Head Emeritus

John W. Harshbarger (1914-1991), Professor and Founding Department Head Emeritus

Chester C. Kisiel (1929-1973), Professor

Austin Long (1937-2010), Joint Professor Emeritus

Sol D. Resnick (1918-2005), Professor and Director (WRRC) Emeritus

Eugene S. Simpson (1917-1995), Professor and Department Head Emeritus

Herbert E. Skibitzke (1921-2001), Professor, USGS Affiliate

Lorne Graham (L.G. "Gray") Wilson (19?-2011), Research Professor Emeritus

Ernest Thomas Smerdon (1930-2014), Joint Professor and Dean Emeritus, College of Engineering (obituary note)

Jerome J. Wright ( ), Joint Professor, Geosciences

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