Jere Brophy, 1940 – 2009

by | Tuesday, October 20, 2009

There is a nice article in the State News about Jere Brophy including quotes from his daughter Cheri Spier, my department chair Dick Prawat, and my former advisee (now faculty member at Drexel) Aroutis Foster.

Read MSU professor dies, honored by colleagues as field pioneer

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