March 18, 2017

Passings: Professor Emerita Penelope Reed Doob

Penelope Reed Doob
Penelope Reed Doob

Professor Penelope Reed Doob passed away in Toronto on Saturday, March 11.

Prof. Reed Doob joined York in 1969. She was a professor of English and Dance, teaching both undergraduate and graduate students in those departments, as well as in the Graduate Programs in Women’s Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies.

Prof. Reed Doob was chair of the Department of Dance from 2001 to 2006 and was the overseas supervisor for the PhD Program in Dance. She also held a number of other senior positions in academic administration, serving as Associate Principal, Academic at Glendon (1981-85), Associate Vice President, Faculties (1986-89) and Academic Director of the Centre for the Support of Teaching (1994-97), and on York’s Senate Executive Committee and Board of Governors. She retired in 2014.

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