In Memoriam

Professor Emeritus David Hartgen Passes Away, Leaving Legacy In Transportation Studies

Professor Emeritus David Hartgen passed away on May 22, 2021. From 1989 to 2006, Dr. Hartgen was Professor of Transportation in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at UNC Charlotte.

Shawn Long Remembered For A Joyous Life Of Leadership, Service, Friendship

Shawn Long, a beloved colleague who served UNC Charlotte and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) for almost two decades as a faculty member and administrator, passed away on Jan. 14 following a serious illness. Long joined Kennesaw State University in Georgia as Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in July 2019. Colleagues and friends describe a focused, inspirational leader, teacher, and mentor with a huge heart who made sure people were heard, accepted, and appreciated.

CLAS Mourns Death of Religious Studies Professor Emeritus

Dr. Jeffrey Meyer, professor emeritus in the Department of Religious Studies, died at his Davidson home on Dec. 17 at the age of 82. He retired from UNC Charlotte in 2008 after teaching in the department for 35 years, with a focus on Asian religions. He also served as chair of the Department of Religious Studies from 1992 to 1998.

College, Community Remember Lasting Influence of Dr. Mary T. Harper

Dr. Mary T. Harper, who played a pivotal role in mentoring and teaching students at UNC Charlotte, developing African American studies at the university, and in preserving the African American story in the Charlotte community, died on October 1, 2020.

College Remembers Professor Emeritus Edward S. Perzel

Edward S. Perzel, 81, professor emeritus in the UNC Charlotte Department of History, passed away on June 16, 2020, in Bristol, Tenn. Perzel served as chair of the Department of History, president of the faculty at the university, and associate dean of what was then called the College of Arts and Sciences.

College Mourns Loss of Mathematics Faculty Member

UNC Charlotte Professor Emeritus Nickolas (Nick) M. Stavrakas, 74, passed away on March 24, 2021 at Atrium Health University City following a sudden illness. Stavrakas was a professor and administrator in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for 43 years before retiring in 2015.

Community Mourns Death of Ethics Center Founding Director John Lincourt

Bonnie E. Cone Distinguished Professor of Teaching Emeritus John Lincourt passed away on December 14, 2020 at the age of 79. Lincourt, described as a gifted teacher , was a faculty member in the Department of Philosophy and founding director of the Center for Professional and Applied Ethics.

English Professor Emeritus Remembered By Colleagues

John R. McNair, professor emeritus in the Department of English at UNC Charlotte, died on November 3, 2020, in Wilmington, North Carolina. McNair played an instrumental role in founding the English Department’s offerings in technical communication.

College Mourns Passing Of Professor Emeritus Moore

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences mourns the death of Dr. Tyrel (Tink) Moore, professor emeritus in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, who passed away on Sept. 14, 2020 at Northlake House in Charlotte. A scholar of the South, Moore joined the faculty at UNC Charlotte in 1982 and retired in 2017.

Former English Department Chair Passes Away

Frederik N. Smith, a retired professor and former chair of the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at UNC Charlotte, died on March 19, 2020.