In Memoriam

To celebrate the lives and impact of faculty in our community who have passed, we share news of faculty deaths, for all faculty who have worked at DU. This includes retired faculty, faculty currently at DU, and faculty who worked at DU and have moved on to other institutions.

If you are aware of other faculty who passed away that are not listed here, please let us know and we will ensure that they are recognized on this page.

 

In Memorium: Governor Richard “Dick” Lamm

August 6, 2021 It is with great sadness that we announce that former Colorado Governor and longtime University of Denver professor, Richard “Dick” Lamm, passed away at the age of 85. One of Colorado’s longest serving governors, Lamm brought his commitment to public...

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In Memoriam: Don McCubbrey

It is with great sadness that we announce that former Faculty Senate President (2010-2012) and longtime University of Denver professor, Don McCubbrey, passed away on September 21 at the age of 86. He served as aClinical Professor Emeritus in the Department of Business...

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In Memoriam: Professor Christopher (“Chris”) Lasch

It is with great sadness that we announce that Professor Christopher ("Chris") Lasch of the Sturm College of Law passed away in June after a period of illness. A fierce advocate for civil rights and legal education, Chris will be missed greatly by his family, friends...

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In Memoriam: Dr. David Shneer

Beloved colleague Dr. David Shneer, a former DU professor, passed away on November 4th as a result of his ongoing battle with cancer at the age of 48. The funeral was held Friday, November 6th, 2020, and the graveside service and burial was held in Rancho Palos...

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In Memoriam: Susan Harter

In Memoriam: Susan Harter

By Sarah Watamura, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology Professor Emerita of Psychology Susan Harter passed away on September 30, 2020. Across her career, Susan was a trailblazing psychologist, earning her PhD from Yale in 1966. She was a professor at Yale...

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