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In memoriam: Dr. James C. Petersen

Former UNCG professor of sociology and dean of the Graduate School James C. Petersen died Dec. 4. Dr. Petersen was appointed Dean of the Graduate School and Professor with permanent tenure in the Department of Sociology in August, 2002. He returned to full-time teaching as professor in 2012 and retired in 2015. He authored and edited many books and journals and had a passion for research, in the areas of applied sociology, organizations, science and technology.

“We in the Sociology Department were lucky to have his wisdom, experience, and generosity,” said Dr. Julie Brown, chair of the department during some of the time he was a professor before retiring. “He was a wonderful colleague, always willing to go the extra mile to help out. In his kind gentle way he provided sage advice as we dealt with complex issues. We all respected his knowledge and appreciated his thoughtfulness. His teaching responsibilities included some of the most challenging methods classes in our curriculum, and his students definitely appreciated his skill and his patience in the classroom. Jim was truly a Renaissance man: scholar, teacher, artist, musician, craftsman. He will be greatly missed!”

See more at https://www.cumbyfuneral.com/tributes/James-Petersen.