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