Gary E. Overvold, professor emeritus of philosophy, died on Dec. 5, 2020.
Overvold joined the Clark faculty in 1969 and retired as professor emeritus in 2014. His research and teaching focused on the cultural and intellectual history of modernism, and during his tenure, he was affiliated with the management, education, comparative literature, and women’s studies departments. He also taught courses in the professional communication and public administration master’s degree programs.
During his career, Overvold spent time as a visiting or research professor at schools around the world, and received fellowships and grants from the Ford Foundation, the Belgian American Education Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. He edited the Philosophy Documentation Center’s Idealistic Studies journal from 2002 to 2018.
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