In Memoriam

We are sorry to share that Jeff Langley, one of the creators of the Green Music Center, has passed away. Jeff joined the faculty of Sonoma State University in 1997 as Director and Chair of the Departments of Performing Arts. From 1999 until his retirement in 2014, he served as one of the...

We regret to report the death of Maurice Blaug last Wednesday (7 July 2021). Maurice came from Minnesota to Sonoma State in 1970 and taught in the Hutchins School until his retirement

Maria Hess died peacefully this morning (July 15, 2021). She was a Professor in the Psychology Department. She began her service at SSU on 22 January 1990, and retired on 28 May 2016. The following term she received the honorary title of Professor Emerita of Psychology. Maria was very active in...

Professor Emeritus, English

April , 2021

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Professor Emeritus, Anthropology

February 21, 2021

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Previous dean of Arts and Humanities; Professor Emeritus, English

March 22, 2021

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Professor Emerita, French

January 16, 2021

It is with deep regret that we report the death last night (Jan. 16, 2021) of a Sonoma State icon, YVETTE FALLANDY, Professor Emerita of French. She was 94 years old.

Yvette was among the original cadre of faculty at...

Professor Emeritus, Anthropolgy

January 15, 2021

Albert Lavenson Wahrhaftig, 85, passed away at his home in Sebastopol on Friday, January 15, 2021. He led a long, full life enriched by a fulfilling career, an extended family, travel, music, books, a life-long love of...

Professor Emeritus, Education

It is with regret that we pass along news of the death of Luiza Amodeo, who served Sonoma State as Dean of Education from 1987 to 1992. She was a member of SSU-ERFSA since she left the campus.

Dr Amodeo earned her BS from Sacramento State...

Professor Emeritus, Political Science

Spring, 2020

Please see his obituary at