In Memoriam: Professor Joel Gottlieb

The Department of Politics and International Relations was deeply saddened by the passing of a beloved former Professor, Joel Gottlieb, who died on Thursday, April 19.

From the Office of the Provost and Vice President:

"After lengthy illnesses caused by multiple sclerosis, Dr. Joel Gottlieb, a founding faculty member in the Department of Politics and International Relations (originally Department Political Science) from 1972-2001, passed away on April 19. He was a dear colleague and more to many. He is remembered as an excellent teacher who was passionate about political theory and environmental politics. He earned a BA from Alfred University, MPA from Syracuse University, and PhD from UC-Riverside.

Dr. Gottlieb is survived by his spouse, Linda Harrison Gottlieb, daughters, Rebecca Hadden (Keith), Naomi Miller (Mark), and Leslie Schmidt (Steve Fors), brother, Charles Gottlieb, brother-in-law, Mike Harrison (Conny Martin), grandchildren, and numerous cousins, nephews, and dear friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Taos Land Trust, P.O. Box 376, Taos, NM 87571. The Land Trust was a cause dear to Joel’s heart."