Passings: George Romoser, Hans Heilbronner, Lawrence Rosenfield, Joseph Ford, Mary "Kim" Fries
George Romoser, Professor Emeritus of Political Science
George Romoser died on February 1, 2011, at the age of 81. Appointed to the UNH faculty in 1961, he spent over 30 years at UNH, teaching and conducting research on German politics, European politics, and political philosophy before retiring in 1996. More.
Hans Heilbronner, Professor Emeritus of History
Hans Heilbronner died at home in Durham on June 8, 2011, at the age of 85. He served the University of New Hampshire and the Department of History with distinction from 1954 until 1991. A scholar of Russian history, he was an exceptional teacher who garnered the respect of students and faculty alike. He was recognized with a distinguished teaching award in 1984. More.
Lawrence Rosenfield, retired Assistant Professor of Communication
Lawrence Rosenfield, 72, died on June 24, 2011, at his home in Lincoln, Nebraska. He spent a long career in university teaching and scholarship in the field of speech communication and rhetoric. Beginning in 1963, he taught at the University of Wisconsin, continued at Hunter College and Queens College of the City University of New York in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s and as a visiting appointment at Penn State University in the 1980s, and concluded at the University of New Hampshire from 1998 to 2005. In 1999 the National Communication Association presented him with its Lifetime Teaching Excellence Award.
Joseph Ford, Assistant Professor Emeritus of Political Science
Joseph Ford died on August 9, 2011, at the age of 82. Appointed to the UNH faculty in 1960, Professor Ford spent 30 years at UNH teaching about American government—local, state, and national. He served for two terms in the state legislature from Wolfeboro and for twelve terms as chairman of the Board of Selectmen in Lee, New Hampshire. More.
Mary "Kim" Fries, Associate Professor of Education
Kim Fries died on September 12, 2011, after a lengthy illness. She was 54. Professor Fries joined the UNH faculty in 2002. Her nationally-recognized scholarship focused on practices and policies in teacher education; however, her strongest impact was with interns and teachers in area schools, for whom she was a tireless advocate. More.
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