The UW-Green Bay community is deeply saddened to announce the passing of a valued and highly respected member of our faculty and the Phoenix family, Karen Dalke (senior lecturer, Public and Environmental Affairs). Karen was a talented and dynamic instructor, teaching courses primarily in Sociology and Anthropology and often teaching online courses for the University’s Integrative Leadership Studies program. She passed away with loved ones at her side on Friday, July 13, 2018, following a recent accident.
A message from Provost Davis, yesterday (July 16, 2018) expressed the feelings of those who worked with her…
“Karen was a deeply respected instructor and colleague at UW-Green Bay, as well as a talented researcher and emerging scholar in her field. Karen clearly loved the work she did at UW-Green Bay and will be remembered as a fierce advocate for her students, and for her staunch advocacy surrounding issues that impacted the most vulnerable in our society.
In addition to Karen’s service as an instructor, she is a three-time alumna of the University, earning her associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, all at UW-Green Bay. She went on to complete her doctoral work at UW-Milwaukee in Anthropology before joining our faculty as an ad hoc instructor and, more recently, receiving a full-time appointment.
As much as Karen was passionately devoted to UW-Green Bay and her students, her true passion was with her family, her animals and her many friends, activities and activism. UW-Green Bay deeply mourns her passing and extends our sympathies to Karen’s family and to all whom she touched.”
More information, with guidance from Karen’s friends, family and colleagues, will be forthcoming.