Dear SSU Community,
It is with sadness that we share news that our friend and colleague, Dr. Duane Dove, passed away on November 14. Duane had retired in May following a 30-year career with the School of Business and Economics.
Duane was a constant presence on campus, sought by students for his sound advice long after they completed his classes. Faculty also had a helpful advisor in Duane, who brought deep knowledge and experience to our most complicated challenges in measured and thoughtful ways.
He joined the School of Business and Economics faculty in 1986 to teach Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, and Labor Law and Management. He also served as Chair of the Department of Business Administration and published a number of case studies in management. His career is marked by a series of firsts. He was the first to be trained in online teaching; he created the Human Resource student club and Certificate in Human Resource Management; and he founded the SBE Internship Program, which today serves hundreds of students and businesses each year.
He was also active at the University level, serving for 13 years as Chair of the Institutional Review Board (IRB), working closely with colleagues to elevate their research, and 13 years as Faculty Athletic Representative, where he supported some of our most accomplished students in aligning their academic and athletic careers. Duane also served as union steward for the California Faculty Association for 15 years and was a member of the Green Music Center Advisory Board.
Duane graduated from Manchester College in Indiana with a B.S. in Psychology. He earned an M.A. in Psychology from Western Michigan State University in Kalamazoo, and his Ph.D. in Behavioral Psychology from Florida State University in Tallahassee. He conducted post-doctoral research in Organizational Behavior at the University of Dusseldorf, Germany, and post-doctoral research in Business Administration at the University of Georgia in Athens.
He will be missed for his expertise, for his dedication, and most of all for his friendship. Our thoughts are with Sarah and their children during this difficult time.
Dr. William S. Silver Dean
Professor of Business Administration
School of Business and Economics
Sonoma State University