Passings: Carleton Menge, Grant Cioffi, David Knapp, Joan Esch, John Wicks, Donald Graves
Carleton Menge, Professor Emeritus of Educational Psychology
Carleton P. Menge died on February 16, 2010. He was 92. Professor Menge taught at UNH from 1948 until 1990. He was presented with the University's Distinguished Teaching Award in 1987. More
Grant Cioffi, Associate Professor of Education and College of Liberal Arts Faculty Fellow
Grant Cioffi joined the UNH Education faculty in 1980. His research and teaching focused on literacy, reading instruction, and the diagnosis and assessment of reading difficulties and disabilities. Professor Cioffi died suddenly on March 5, 2010. He was 58 years old. More.
David Knapp, former Dean of the College of Liberal Arts
David Knapp died on April 13, 2010. He was 82. Knapp joined the faculty at UNH in 1953 as an assistant professor of government. From 1955 to 1961, he assumed the duties of assistant to the president in addition to that of associate professor and served as dean of COLA from 1961-1962. He was president of the University of Massachusetts from 1978 to 1990.
Joan Esch, former lecturer in the Department of Art and Art History
Joan Esch died on July 23, 2010. She was 79. Professor Esch joined the UNH faculty as a lecturer in art history in 1987 and served in that role until 2005.
John Wicks, Professor Emeritus of Music
John Wicks died on September 22, 2010, at the age of 87. Professor Wicks joined the UNH faculty in 1960. He taught music history, music theory, and piano. His scholarly interests included oriental music, especially Buddhist chant, and Renaissance music. He retired from UNH in 1989. More.
Donald Graves, Professor Emeritus of Education
Donald Graves died on September 28, 2010. Professor Graves was internationally known for his work in children's writing, and he had an unparalleled impact on classroom instruction with the Writing Process, a writing instruction method he developed that is widely used in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. He was 80 years old. More.
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