Posts tagged with “Faculty” (All posts)

  • Dale Haworth

    19 May 2023

    Dale Haworth, age 98, died on May 14 in Santa Fe, NM. Dale taught Art History at Carleton for 36 years, beginning in 1960 and retiring as professor emeritus in 1996. During that time, he was also the Director of International Studies (1970–1971), Director of Exhibitions and Curator of the Carleton Art Collection (1980–1986), and chaired the Asian Studies as well as Art and Art History departments. Whether in the classroom or on Off-Campus Study or Alumni trips, Dale’s enthusiasm for art and architecture was infectious. His energy, kindness, knowledge, and dedication to teaching and his students made him a respected and welcoming colleague, mentor, and friend to many.

  • Robert Reitz

    24 March 2023

    Robert (Bob) Reitz, age 96, died on March 22 here in Northfield. Bob taught Physics at Carleton for 36 years, beginning as an assistant professor in 1954 and retiring in 1990 as Professor of Physics, Emeritus. Former colleagues describe him as the “glue that held our department together.” Daily coffee sessions in his office were a time to share the challenges and successes of teaching, and Bob was a constant source of encouragement. He gave his students the same gifts of warmth, kindness, and dedication to their learning. Bob helped create a very friendly and supportive department and “taught us all how to be our better selves.”

  • Melinda Russell

    24 February 2023

    Melinda Russell, Professor of Music and M.A. and A.D. Hulings Professor of American Studies, died on February 22 after a long illness. She was 61 years old. A member of the Carleton faculty since 1993, Professor Russell taught courses in music and American studies that included “Ethnomusicology and World Music,” “Introduction to American Studies,” and “Music and Social Movements.” Many of her courses, such as “Music of Africa,” “American Folk Music Revival” and “Music of South Asia,” combined academic work with hands-on musical performance. She also taught karimba and kalimba to many students.

  • Chuck Carlin

    3 January 2023

    Charles (Chuck) Carlin, age 83, died on January 2. Chuck taught Chemistry at Carleton, beginning in 1966 as an instructor and retiring in 2004 as the Charles “Jim” & Marjorie Kade Professor of the Sciences, Emeritus. He is remembered fondly by colleagues and alumni as a wise, funny, kind, generous, and irreverent teacher dedicated to his students’ learning. His pithy humor and colorful phrases kept organic chemistry students engaged and departmental meetings lively.

  • Jackson Bryce

    16 December 2022

    Jackson Bryce, age 78, died on December 12 in St. Paul. Jack was hired in 1972 to teach Classics at Carleton. He retired in 2012 as the Marjorie Crabb Garbisch Professor of Classical Languages and the Liberal Arts, Emeritus. He was also a senior lecturer in bassoon and chamber music. Jackson had a joyous approach to life. An immensely learned and creative teacher, he was also a gracious, welcoming, and kind colleague who could be counted on to offer a friendly word, erudite discussions of grammar, and witty anecdotes.

  • Gary Iseminger

    14 December 2022

    Gary Iseminger, age 85, died on December 11th in Northfield. Gary taught Philosophy at Carleton for 42 years, beginning in 1962 as an instructor and retiring in 2004 as the Stephen R. Lewis Jr. Professor of Philosophy & Liberal Learning, Emeritus. Among his many gifts, Gary was well-known for helping students grapple deeply with complex philosophical issues, inspiring them in the philosophy of art, aesthetics, music, logic, law, medical ethics, epistemology, and the history of philosophy.

  • Bardwell Smith

    30 November 2022

    Bardwell Smith, age 97, died in Northfield on November 28. Bardwell was hired in 1960 to join Carleton’s recently formed Religion Department. He retired as the John W. Nason Professor of Religion and Asian Studies, Emeritus, in 1996. He also served as the Dean of the College during a time of great change from 1967–1972 and then as the Director of Asian Studies from 1973–1977. Bardwell profoundly influenced generations of students and was a generous colleague to many who benefitted from his wise counsel, quick wit, and compassionate spirit.

  • Bill Huyck

    18 November 2022

    Willard “Bill” Huyck, class of 1953, died on November 16th at the age of 90. Bill began working at Carleton as an assistant in Physical Education in 1957 and held multiple successful coaching and teaching roles here until 1984, and again from 1997 to 2021. He was a man of deep integrity and was a very supportive and caring mentor to his colleagues and athletes.

  • Jerry Pardue

    14 October 2022

    Jerry Pardue, age 84, died in Athens, Texas on August 3rd. Jerry was the Varsity Wrestling Coach at Carleton from 1995 to 2000 and was named “Coach of the Year” by the MIAC conference in 2000. Jerry cared deeply about others and was a father figure to many. He went to great lengths to help his wrestlers, especially those with limited financial means.

  • Walter Wojciechowski

    2 September 2022

    Walter Wojciechowski, age 69, died on August 24th at home in Northfield. Walter was the designer & technical director of Theater from 1993 to 2011, as well as a senior lecturer in Theater and technical advisor to UNCO (The Uninvited Company, a student summer theater troupe) until 2011.