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In Memoriam

UD Community Mourns Philosophy Professor Robert Wood

In Memoriam: Tuesday, Feb. 14

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Robert Wood, Ph.D., passed away peacefully on Friday.

A university institution, Dr. Wood had taught at UD for nearly four decades before retiring. During his tenure, Wood gained a reputation as a foremost thinker in the scholarly community and a beloved teacher here on campus.

Dr. Wood maintained a steady devotion to his discipline throughout his career, regularly publishing scholarly articles and books through his retirement. In 2018, his exemplary research and teaching earned him the Aquinas Medal, the most prestigious award of the American Catholic Philosophical Association. His final book, Being Human: Philosophical Anthropology through Phenomenology, was published last month.

Respected among scholars, loved by students and devoted to his family, Wood will be deeply missed.

In lieu of flowers, Wood requested donations to the endowment he founded for married students in the doctoral program. (Simply designate the “Robert E. Wood IPS Scholarship Endowment” when making a donation in his honor here.)

Please, join us in praying for Dr. Wood's soul and the consolation of his family.

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