Emeritus Professor of Psychology Publishes Tribute in Thanatology Publication

Posted on 9/29/2015 9:01:19 AM

Gordon Thornton, professor emeritus of psychology, recently published a tribute to one the giants in thanatology (death studies). His work appears in Death Studies.


As an educator, Hannelore Wass had a major influence on young professionals who were teaching in the field of thanatology. She influenced new professors by mentoring and providing an exceptional example of a compassionate, competent professional in the fields of thanatology and educational methodology. As a strong advocate for death education for all ages, Hannelore was a supporter of death educators. Her books provided a solid knowledge base in dying, death, and bereavement and thereby helped professionals learn the body of information in thanatology.

The complete work is online.

Department of Psychology