The College notes with sadness the death of Herman Doswald, former professor of German, head of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, on January 8.

He joined the Virginia Tech community in 1979 and served as acting dean in 1986–1987 and as dean from 1987 to 1994; he retired in 1996.

Before coming to Virginia Tech, Doswald held appointments at the University of Kansas, California State University at Fresno, and Kent State University. The obituary published in the Roanoke Times can be found here.