Donald Carlisle (1919-2017)

Posted on Jan. 10, 2017


Dear EPSS faculty, staff, and students:

It is with great sorrow that we inform you that our colleague and dear friend, Professor Emeritus Donald Carlisle, passed away early this morning.  His wife, Gloria Galvez-Carlisle, informs us that he died peacefully in his sleep.  He was 97.  Don was Professor of Geology in EPSS and its predecessor departments from 1949 to his retirement in 1989.  He and Gloria founded the Donald Carlisle Undergraduate Research Fund to support original research by Geology students.  His warm smile and bright sense of humor, already missed in these halls, will be remembered by all who knew him.  An on-campus memorial service is being planned.  

Jean-Luc Margot and Kevin McKeegan
EPSS Chair and past Chair