Dr. William D. Romey

We are sad to report the death of Dr. William D. Romey.  Bill was a highly respected and well-loved professor of geology and geography until his retirement in 1990.  A man of unlimited interests, Bill traveled, lectured, and wrote extensively in many fields.  Recognized for his inquiry-based approach to science education Bill directed the Earth Science Curriculum Project in Boulder Colorado. 

Bill and his beloved wife, Lucretia, moved to Cape Cod following retirement where she utilized her artistic talents as Bill worked on an ever widen circle of writing projects and publications.  Bill taught on scientific cruises to remote destinations including the Antarctic on the Explorer.  He wrote for popular, as well as, scientific publications, including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.  His recurring contribution to the Journal of Geological Education, The Museum and Gallery Corner, gave insightful reviews of many of his travel destinations.

We would like to express our sympathies to Bill’s family and encourage everyone to document their memories of Bill on the University’s memorial page below.