A Life of Lessons
Four highly respected Drury University professors retired at the conclusion of the academic year in May. The university community recently recognized the foursome – whose combined careers represent more than 170 years of teaching excellence and countless student lives touched.
These long-time Drury faculty are Dudley Murphy, who has taught at Drury for 38 years; Dr. William Rohlf, a faculty member for 44 years; Dr. Protima Roy, who’s served Drury for 41 years; and Dr. Rabindra Roy, who has taught at Drury for 50 years.
I first became aware of Dr. Protima Roy’s passion for teaching and helping others when I was an undergraduate student at Drury. She was one of my professors in the education department, and I was enrolled in several of her classes while pursing my degree in music education. Later, she became my supervising teacher when […]
Dr. Bill Rohlf was born to be a professor. Sure, as a young man Bill played football, completed a stint in the Army and learned to fish, but this was mostly prelude. From the start I believe there was a classroom out there waiting for him. In fact, when I think of Bill Rohlf I […]
“He was not just a professor; he was an experience!” That’s the way a former chemistry student described Dr. Rabindra Roy, who retires this spring after a half century as a Drury faculty member. For more than 50 years he has taught thousands of students, involved hundreds in research projects resulting in scholarly journal articles, […]
Designers are influenced by many things over the course of a career: life experience, surroundings, colleagues, classmates, mentors, and, of course, professors who shape them. The ease and comfort of certain aspects of design, including medium and technique, develop over time into a designer’s “style.” I’ve known Dudley Murphy as a professor, colleague, and professional, […]