Faculty and Staff

Morton Arnsdorf, professor emeritus and associate vice chair of medicine, died in a car accident June 9 in Chesterton, IN. He was 69. After serving in the Air Force, Arnsdorf joined Chicago in 1973, becoming chief of cardiology (1981–90) and vice chair for appointments and promotions (2004–10). A heartbeat-regulation researcher, he was a board member of the American Heart Association, president of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society, and coeditor of an electronic cardiac-care database. Elected a master of the American College of Cardiology, Arnsdorf, who retired as professor emeritus in 2008, earned both the Department of Medicine’s Distinguished Service Award and the American Heart Association’s Women in Cardiology Mentoring Award. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary Crowley, AM’77; a stepdaughter; three stepsons; and five step-grandchildren.

Don S. Browning, DB’59, AM’62, PhD’64, the Alexander Campbell professor emeritus of ethics and the social sciences in the Divinity School, died June 3 in Chicago. He was 76. A founder of the practical-theology movement and an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Browning taught at Chicago for nearly 40 years, including seven years as dean of the University’s Disciples Divinity House. He also spent more than a decade as director of the Divinity School’s Religion, Culture, and Family Project. His many works include a two-hour television documentary about marriage and Generative Man: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, a 1974 National Book Award finalist. He is survived by his wife, Carol; daughter Elizabeth Bell Browning, U-High’80, AM’89, AM’98; son Christopher R. Browning, U-High’84, AM’95, PhD’97; a sister; and two granddaughters.

Sylvia F. Griem, associate professor of dermatology, died June 3 in Ogden Dunes, IN. She was 81. Greim taught at the Pritzker School of Medicine from 1961 to 1997, also serving as a program director for student training. President of the Chicago Dermatological Society in 1981, she had a community practice in Indiana. She is survived by her husband, Melvin Griem, professor emeritus of radiation and cellular oncology; daughters Katherine Griem, U-High’74, and Melanie Griem, U-High’80, MD’90; son Robert Griem, U-High’77; and three grandchildren, including Hugh Montag, U-High’07, and William Montag, U-High’09.

Angela Gugliotta, lecturer in the College and research associate in the Humanities Division, died of breast cancer June 1 in Chicago. She was 47. An environmental historian, Gugliotta began lecturing at the University in 2002. She was revising her dissertation, a study of air pollution in late 19th- and early 20th-century Pittsburgh, at the time of her death. She is survived by her husband, Michael Kramer, professor in philosophy and the College; three daughters; and her mother.
John Haugeland, the David B. and Clara E. Stern professor emeritus in philosophy, died in Chicago June 23 following a May 22 heart attack. He was 65. Haugeland taught at the University of Pittsburgh until 1999. Then he joined Chicago’s philosophy department, which he chaired from 2004 to 2007. An expert on philosophy of the mind, Haugeland published books including Artificial Intelligence: The Very Idea (1985). At the time of his death, he was working on Heidegger Disclosed, a reinterpretation of the philosopher’s Being and Time. He is survived by his wife, Joan Wellman; a son; two stepdaughters, including Emily Wellman, U-High’02; and two sisters.

Barry D. Karl, AM’51, the Norman and Edna Freehling emeritus professor of history, died July 7 in Chicago. He was 82. After working as an associate editor at the University of Chicago Press and earning his PhD from Harvard, Karl taught at Washington University in St. Louis and at Brown before joining the Chicago faculty in 1971. An expert on 20th-century politics and philanthropy, Karl chaired the history department from 1976 to 1979 and was a senior adviser to University President Hanna Gray. Retiring from Chicago in 1996, he then became the first William Henry Bloomberg professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. His body of work includes the 1985 book The Uneasy State: The United States from 1915 to 1945. He is survived by his wife, Alice; two daughters, Elisabeth Karl, U-High’80, and Sarah Karl, U-High’87; a brother; and a grandson.

Jo Desha Lucas, the Arnold I. Shure professor of urban law in the Law School, died May 9 in Chicago. He was 88. An expert on local government and federal civil procedure, he joined the Law School in 1953 as assistant professor and dean of students; he was named professor in 1961. A past chair of the Illinois Supreme Court rules committee, Lucas also worked with the Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules for the federal courts. His works include Moore’s Federal Practice, written with former Law School colleague James W. Moore, JD’34. He was at work on an updated edition of his book Admiralty Cases and Materials. He is survived by his wife, Johanna; daughter Robin Burgess, AM’76, PhD’88; son John Lucas, U-High’71; and grandson Jo Desha Burgess, U-High’03.

Andranik Ovassapian, professor of anesthesia and critical care, died of a stroke June 17 in Helsinki, Finland. He was 74. Ovassapian, who researched techniques to control patients’ breathing during surgery, taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Iran’s Pahlavi University, and Northwestern University before joining Chicago in 1998. Founder of the Society for Airway Management—which gave him its first distinguished service award—Ovassapian also established the Medical Center’s Airway Study and Training Center. He is survived by his wife, Ashghen; a daughter; two sons; and eight grandchildren.

Simon Swordy, the James Franck professor of physics, astronomy, and astrophysics and director of the Enrico Fermi Institute, died of lymphoma July 19 in Chicago. He was 56. An expert on the origins of high-energy particles and gamma rays, in 1979 Swordy became a research associate at Fermilab, where he helped implement the “Chicago Egg” cosmic-ray detector. He joined the physics department in 1986, becoming a professor in 1997. Master of the Physical Sciences Collegiate Division and associate dean of the physical sciences from 2000 to 2003, he was named director of the Fermi Institute in 2007, when he also became a founding member and leader of VERITAS, four telescopes in southern Arizona used to observe high-energy gamma rays. A fellow of the American Physical Society, Swordy served on several professional committees and chaired the Commission on Cosmic Rays of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics from 2005 to 2008. He is survived by his wife, Josephine; a daughter; two sons; his mother; three brothers; and a sister.

Philip Ulinski, professor emeritus in organismal biology and anatomy, died of heart disease May 25 in Chicago. He was 67. Ulinski, whose research on reptilian brain structure helped launch the field of comparative neurobiology, joined the Chicago faculty in 1975. His work using computational analysis to study brain activity led to the University’s degree-granting Committee on Computational Neuroscience, as well as the creation of the Center for Integrative Neuroscience and Neuroengineering Research. Winner of a 1997 Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Ulinski was department chair from 1982 to 1994. He retired in 2008. He is survived by his wife, Mary; a son; two sisters; and two granddaughters.


Harold Laufman, SB’32, MD’37, a surgeon, died May 3 in New York City. He was 98. A WW II veteran, early in his career he worked at Michael Reese Hospital, where he became known as a hypothermia specialist after he saved a young woman found frozen in an alley. He taught surgery at Northwestern University and New York’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine before retiring at age 70 to start a bioengineering-consulting firm. Winner of a 1999 distinguished-service award from the University’s Biological Sciences Division, he published his autobiography at age 95. Survivors include two daughters; three grandchildren, including David L. Weigert, AM’92; and two great-grandchildren.

Mary Jo Emerson, AB’37, of Chatsworth, GA, died March 28. She was 95. An advocate for children with developmental disabilities, she was the first woman elected to Ohio’s Butler County Board of Education and also served as state education chair for the Ohio Council for Retarded Children. Emerson, a school librarian, volunteered for Miami University of Ohio, serving as president of the women’s club and the library society. She is survived by two daughters, including Sydney Daly, AB’65, MAT’68; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Andrew J. Herschel, U-High’34, X’39, died March 17 in Sarasota, FL. He was 92. A WW II veteran, he was a mechanical engineer for Curtiss-Wright Corp. A nationally ranked senior tennis player, in the 1960s Herschel helped start an indoor tennis business in New Jersey. Survivors include a daughter, Janet Herschel O’Brien, AB’77, AM’79; a sister; and two grandchildren.


Stuart Brent, X’40, died June 24 in Ashland, WI. He was 98. A WW II veteran, Brent launched a small bookstore, the Seven Stairs, on Chicago’s Rush Street in 1946. He attracted writers such as Saul Bellow, X’39, and Tennessee Williams to his store, which later moved to 670 N. Michigan Avenue and was renamed Stuart Brent Books. He also hosted Books and Brent, a 1950s television show that aired nationwide. After his store closed in 1996, Brent ran a farm in Herbster, WI. Survivors include three daughters; four sons, including Jonathan Brent, AM’73, PhD’80, and University of Chicago Press executive editor T. David Brent, AB’70, AM’71, PhD’77; and 16 grandchildren.

Walter W. Glaeser, X’40, died April 21 in New York. He was 100. A WW II veteran, Glaeser worked at Dun & Bradstreet and Mohawk Carpet Company before joining advertising firm J. Walter Thompson in New York. Survivors include a sister.

Clifford M. Hardin, X’40, U.S. secretary of agriculture under President Nixon, died April 4 in Lincoln, NE. He was 94. Hardin was named Michigan State University’s dean of agriculture in 1953 and the next year became the University of Nebraska’s chancellor. While in the Nixon cabinet (1969–71), he expanded the food-stamp program and established the Agriculture Department’s Food and Nutrition Service. Resigning in 1971, he became a vice president at Ralston Purina and headed the Center for the Study of American Business at Washington University in St. Louis before becoming vice president of investment-banking firm Stifel Nicolaus. He is survived by his wife, Martha; three daughters; two sons; a sister; 15 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Marshall Barron Clinard, PhD’41, a corporate-crime sociologist, died May 30 in Santa Fe, NM. He was 98. After working as chief criminal statistician for the U.S. Census Bureau and with the Office of Price Administration, Clinard began a teaching career that included 34 years at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Author of 11 books, including the text Sociology of Deviant Behavior, now in its 14th edition, he received an American Society of Criminology award for distinguished contributions to criminology. Clinard also served on several United Nations congresses. He is survived by his wife, Arlen; a daughter; a son; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Frantz L. Warner, U-High’36, AB’41, died May 29 in Wareham, MA. He was 90. A Navy veteran, he moved to Marion, MA, in 1954. Warner was a senior warden at a local church and belonged to the Marion Republican Town Committee. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; two daughters; two sons; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Betty J. Ticho, AB’42, AM’48, died May 29 in Santa Monica, CA. She was 89. After working at Brentwood Veterans Administration Hospital, Ticho founded the Los Angeles County Epilepsy Society, serving as its executive director for 30 years. She was also active with the Pacific Palisades Democratic Club. Survivors include a sister, a nephew, and two nieces.

Peter Vincent Moulder Jr., MD’45, a surgeon, died May 10 in Pawleys Island, SC. He was 89. A WW II veteran, Moulder, who specialized in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, taught at Chicago from 1952 to 1968, rising to professor of surgery before joining the University of Pennsylvania. He then taught at the University of Florida, Tulane University, and Louisiana State University, retiring in 2010. His awards include the USSR’s Alexander Vishnevsky Medal. He is survived by his wife, Jane; two daughters; two sons; and seven grandchildren.

Barend A. deVries, X’46, died May 23 in Bethesda, MD. He was 84. After six years as an economist at the International Monetary Fund, deVries joined the World Bank for Latin America and the Caribbean. He later became its chief economist and then held the same position for the World Bank in West and Central Africa. He retired in the late 1980s as director of creditworthiness. He also taught at Johns Hopkins and George Washington Universities. Survivors include a daughter, a son, a brother, and two granddaughters.

Stephen Ingram Finney, PhB’47, MBA’48, of Winnetka, IL, died April 25. He was 85. A WW II veteran, he was an auditor at Deloitte, where he became partner, retiring in 1990. Finney also chaired the board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is survived by his wife, Lois “Dee” Finney, BLS’47; five daughters; and nine grandchildren.

Johanna Tabin, PhD’48, died July 2 in Glencoe, IL. She was 84. Winner of two lifetime achievement awards from the American Psychological Association’s Division of Psychoanalysis, she studied under Anna Freud, Sigmund Freud’s daughter. A cofounder of the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis, Tabin was in private practice until two weeks before her death. She is survived by her husband, Julius Tabin, SB’40, PhD’46; two sons, including Clifford Tabin, AB’76; and seven grandchildren.

Hannah Diggs Atkins, BLS’49, died June 17 in Maryland. She was 86. The first black woman elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives, Atkins was a librarian before entering politics as House representative for District 97, a position she held for 12 years. As chair of the public- and mental-health committee, she helped reorganize the state’s mental-health system and was appointed by President Carter to the 35th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in 1980. She then returned to state government, serving as assistant director of human services and as secretary of state, retiring in 1991 as the highest-ranking female executive in the Oklahoma state government. Atkins, who also taught political science at local universities, was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1983 and had a chair endowed in her honor at Oklahoma State University in 1992. Survivors include a daughter, two sons, a brother, two sisters, two grandsons, and a great-granddaughter.

Maurice J. Williams, AM’49, an international-development–policy expert, died May 10 in Bethesda, MD. He was 89. A WW II veteran, Williams dedicated almost four decades to public service, beginning his career as an international economist with the U.S. State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency in the 1950s. At the United States Agency for International Development, he directed aid programs in Iran and Pakistan and spent four years as the agency’s deputy administrator. Coordinating disaster relief in Peru, the Philippines, and Bangladesh after the 1971 India-Pakistan war, Williams was appointed by President Nixon to head America’s disaster-relief efforts in earthquake-devastated Nicaragua. From 1978 to 1986, Williams directed the United Nations Food Council. He is survived by his wife, Joan; three sons; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


Marian (Richardson) Byrnes, AM’50, died May 20 in Chicago. She was 84. A Chicago Public Schools teacher, she was active in civil-rights and environmental causes, helping to defeat Chicago Transit Authority efforts to construct a bus garage in a local prairie—the area was later renamed the Marian R. Byrnes Natural Area. Founder of Citizens United to Reclaim the Environment, she led Chicago’s Southeast Environmental Task Force and worked as a legislative aide to former state representative Clem Balanoff. Survivors include four sons, including Alan Byrnes, SM’77, and three grandchildren.

James E. Cheeks, AB’50, JD’53, died May 2 in New York. He was 79. Author of professional books including How to Compensate Executives(1972), Cheeks was executive vice president at the Research Institute of America. Survivors include his wife, MaryGrace; a daughter; a brother; and two grandchildren.

William A. Day, AB’50, died May 30 in Columbus, OH. He was 79. Day spent more than three decades at Ohio University’s College of Business, serving as management-department chair, director of the honors tutorial program, and, from 1987 to 1993, college dean. As dean, he helped develop an MBA curriculum. Day also worked with IBM and was a business consultant for 25 years. After retiring in 2001, he taught business seminars for Brazilian executives. He is survived by his wife, Mary; a daughter; two sons; and five grandchildren.

Byron John Francis, AB’50, MD’56, died June 2 in Trinity, FL. He was 79. After serving in the Army Medical Corps, he became head of epidemiology at the Washington State Department of Public Health and then worked for the Illinois Department of Public Health. An adjunct associate professor at two Illinois universities, Francis held leadership posts at the American Public Health Association and the Illinois Lung Association, and he received the Illinois Public Health Worker Award. He is survived by his wife, Norma; two daughters; two sons; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

David H. Green, AM’50, died April 19 in Great Falls, VA. He was 84. A WW II veteran, he taught at the University of Hawaii before entering the federal civil service at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. He later joined the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where he developed labor-relations policy for the Department of Defense’s civilian employees. He retired in 1982. Survivors include two daughters, a son, a brother, a sister, seven grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.

Charles G. Haas Jr., SM’49, PhD’51, died March 4 in State College, PA. He was 86. A Navy veteran, he moved to State College for a Penn State postdoctoral position in 1950 and spent the rest of his career in the school’s chemistry department. Appointed professor in 1966, he received several teaching awards, retiring in 1987. Survivors include a daughter, a son, and four grandchildren.

Robert Fleming Slutz Jr., AM’48, PhD’51, died December 29, 2009, in Manassas, VA. He was 88. A WW II veteran, he spent more than 25 years as a foreign-service officer, holding posts in Italy, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Ethiopia. After retiring in 1978, he published an 18-volume family genealogy. Slutz served as president of Florida’s Indian River Genealogical Society and received the Florida State Genealogical Society’s 2003 outstanding-achievement award. He is survived by his wife, Rose; and two daughters, two sons, and their families, including five great-grandchildren.
Barbara M. (Harris) Hardy, AM’52, died January 17 in Toronto. She was 81. A sociology professor at Toronto’s York University for several years, Hardy also served on the board of an organization for underprivileged families. Survivors include two sons and four grandchildren.

Gordon M. Bartage, MBA’53, died in May in Benton, LA. He was 87. A WW II veteran, he worked in sales at Westinghouse Electric Company for 35 years, retiring as national sales manager. He went on to renovate the electrical-distribution system for Minden, LA, where he was named superintendent of utilities. He is survived by his wife, Ruby; two sons; and four grandchildren.

Janice Hubka Albert, AB’56, AB’60, AM’60, died May 23 in Middletown, CT. She was 73. Albert taught English at Chabot Community College in Hayward, CA, for more than 30 years. She also led Elderhostel workshops on local writers. After retiring, she scored tests at the Education Testing Service and, until fall 2009, taught memoir-writing classes. Survivors include her two daughters, two brothers, and a granddaughter.

Ira O. Glick, AM’51, PhD’57, died January 1 in Evanston, IL. He was 82. A sociologist who studied market research and opinion surveys, Glick began his career as associate director at Social Research Inc., later forming Ira O. Glick and Associates. He wrote two books, Living with Television (1962) and The First Year of Bereavement (1974). He was predeceased by his wife, Lillian O. Glick, AM’54. Survivors include three daughters, a sister, and six grandchildren.

George F. Drury, PhD’58, a philosopher, died May 13 in Ellsworth, ME. He was 92. A cofounder of the Sheil School of Social Studies, Drury taught at Loyola University Chicago for ten years before joining the charter faculty of Wayne State University’s Monteith College. In the early 1970s, in Empire State College’s earliest years, Drury joined the college’s Genesee Valley Learning Center, where he worked until 1987. Survivors include his wife, Finvola; and a son.

William H. Nightingale, JD’59, died April 28 in Seattle. He was 81. A Coast Guard lieutenant from 1951 to 1954, Nightingale was blinded in a farm accident at age 27. After learning Braille and acquiring a guide dog, he attended the Law School and then opened a private practice in Seattle. He later became an administrative-law judge in Olympia, WA. A fisherman, he participated in several Lions Club fishing derbies. Survivors include a daughter, a stepdaughter, two stepsons, a brother, a sister, and three grandchildren.


Sophie (Nissenbaum) Bloom, AM’60, died May 21 in Chicago. She was 92. She and Benjamin S. Bloom, PhD’43, who met when they were both graduate students at the University, married in 1940 and settled in Hyde Park. He joined the education department, and, after raising their two sons, she completed her master’s degree and taught reading in the Chicago Public Schools and in Gary, IN, writing Peer and Cross-Age Tutoring in the Schools (1976). In retirement Bloom tutored and taught English as a Second Language courses. Her husband died in 1999. Survivors include sons Jonathan E. Bloom, U-High’63, and David M. Bloom, U-High’67.

Hersha “Sue” Fisher, AB’60, died February 16 in Maine. She was 71. During her 30-year teaching career, Fisher, who earned her education doctorate at Harvard, taught at several Massachusetts junior high and high schools. She and her husband, Usher “Al,” were involved in philanthropic activities, helping to complete the Old Orr’s Island Schoolhouse in Maine. She is survived by her husband.

Dennis Kops, JD’63, died May 14 in Lawrence Township, NJ. He was 71. Kops practiced elder, estate, and real-estate law. He is survived by his wife, Daixa; three sons; three brothers; and four grandchildren.

Ladis Kristof, AM’56, PhD’69, a political scientist, died June 15 in Yamhill, OR. He was 91. A concentration-camp survivor, Kristof arrived in the United States in the early 1950s. He taught Eastern European politics at Temple and Stanford universities before joining Portland State University in 1971. Helping to found Amnesty International’s Portland branch, he held a series of visiting professorships before retiring as professor emeritus in 2007. He and his wife, Jane McWilliams Kristof, AB’50, AM’56, also ran a 73-acre farm. He is survived by his wife, a son, and three grandchildren.


Anthony Hopwood, MBA’67, PhD’71, died of a long illness May 8 in England. He was 65. A pioneer of behavioral accounting, which stresses psychological factors in decision making, Hopwood taught at the London School of Economics and at Oxford’s Saïd Business School, where he was dean from 1999 to 2006. Founder and editor-in-chief of Accounting, Organisations, and Society, he pushed researchers to consider companies’ social contexts. Author of eight books, he launched the European Accounting Association and was president of the European Institute of Advanced Studies in Management. A recipient of the British Accounting Association’s 1998 Distinguished Academic Award and two lifetime achievement awards from the American Accounting Association, he chaired the Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment after he left Saïd in 2006. He is survived by his wife, Caryl; two sons; and five grandchildren.

Michael James Skory, AB’76, MBA’79, died of complications from multiple sclerosis June 16 in Las Cruces, NM. He was 56. Skory worked in banking in New York and Paris, and he held database-management, programming, and writing positions. Most recently he lived in Las Cruces. Survivors include his mother, two brothers, and three sisters.


Louise B. Young, SM’80, died May 8 in Lake Forest, IL. She was 90. Young, who earned a physics degree from Vassar, worked at New York’s Museum of Modern Art before joining MIT’s Radiation Laboratory during WW II. After her 1944 marriage to Hobart P. Young, she wrote a series of science books for lay audiences, including Power Over People (1973), which examined the health risks of high-voltage power lines. At age 60 she earned a master’s in geology at Chicago. Survivors include two daughters, a son, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Robert Lerner, AM’82, PhD’84, died of pulmonary fibrosis April 30 in Bethesda, MD. He was 56. Lerner taught sociology at Syracuse University and Smith College and also ran a statistical-consulting practice. He later became assistant staff director of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and headed the organization’s Office of Civil Rights Evaluation. He is survived by his wife, Althea K. Nagai, AM’78, PhD’86; and his son, Joshua Lerner, ’12.


Frederick H. Cohen, JD’90, died of complications from kidney cancer May 4 in Chicago. He was 45. A principal at Chicago firm Goldberg, Kohn Ltd. since 1992, Cohen won a 2004 class-action lawsuit that pushed Illinois to provide better medical treatment for low-income children. Recipient of an Equal Justice Award from the Sargent Shriver National Center for Poverty Law, he later won the largest False Claims Act judgment in U.S. history against a health company that discriminated against pregnant women. Until March, Cohen also directed the Public Interest Law Initiative. He is survived by his wife, Dana; a daughter; a son; his mother; his stepfather; a sister; a stepbrother; a stepsister; and his grandmother, Celia Weisler, AA’35.


Douglas James Krupka, MPP’99, PhD’04, died of cancer June 23 in Ann Arbor, MI. He was 35. In fall 2009 Krupka joined the University of Michigan’s Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy and its Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. He is survived by his wife, Erin L. Krupka, MPP’00; a daughter; a son; his parents; his stepmother; and a brother.


Ian Cumings, ’11, died in Virginia of injuries from a June 26 car accident. He was 21. Passenger Shane Coughlan, ’12, suffered critical injuries. A dean’s list student, Cumings was a Germanics major and belonged to the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. In high school he was a member of the Michigan state championship tennis team. He is survived by his mother, Meredith Jung-En Woo; his father, Bruce Cumings, chair of the University of Chicago history department; and a brother.


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