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UT Tyler Chemistry Professor Dies

November 4, 2008

"The faculty, staff and students in the Department of Chemistry are deeply grieved over the death of Dr. Taylor. He was both a colleague and a close friend of the faculty and staff as well as an outstanding teacher and caring mentor to students. He positively impacted many lives. Our department family will greatly miss him and his significant contribution to the chemistry program and the university." Statement from Dr. Don McClaugherty, UT Tyler Department of Chemistry chair.


November 3, 2008


Dr. Brian K. Taylor, associate professor of chemistry, was found dead at his home Monday, Nov. 3.

Dr. Alisa White, College of Arts and Sciences dean, and Dr. Don McClaugherty, chemistry department chair, will meet with Taylor’s classes during their regularly scheduled times to provide information regarding how his classes will be handled.

Ida MacDonald, student services director, and the counseling staff are available to assist any students and faculty in coping with his death. To contact student services, call 903.566.7254.

Taylor had been a member of the UT Tyler faculty since 2000.


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