WMU News

Gerald L. Bodine

March 1, 2005

Western Michigan University recently learned of the death of Gerald L. Bodine, assistant professor emeritus of teacher education. He was 94.

Bodine, a Milwaukee native, retired from WMU in 1977. He came to the university in 1957 as an assistant professor and coordinator of laboratory experiences. Previously, he was an associate professor and education department chair at Kalamazoo College from 1951 to 1957 and served as that institution's registrar from 1952 to 1955. He also was an instructor at the Milwaukee Vocational and Adult Schools from 1937 to 1948 and an assistant principal in the Milwaukee Public Schools from 1934 to 1936.

Bodine was a member of several professional organizations, including the Association for Student Teaching, National Council for Social Studies and American Association of College Registrars and Admission Officers.

He earned a bachelor's degree from Wisconsin State College in 1937 and a master's degree from Northwestern University in 1941 and did doctoral work at Northwestern as well as studied in Europe in 1950.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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