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DATE: Feb. 1, 2006
UM-Dearborn professor emeritus Paul Carter died Jan. 27
DEARBORN---Paul Carter, professor emeritus of education at the University
of Michigan-Dearborn, died of heart failure in Dearborn on Jan. 27. He
was 96 years old.
Carter was instrumental in building the education programs now offered
at UM-Dearborn, including the creation of the master's degree in education
in 1975. As coordinator of teacher certification in the liberal arts division,
Carter supervised the development of campus's teacher preparation program.
His career at U-M began in 1957 when he was appointed assistant professor
in the School of Education on the Ann Arbor campus. Two years later, he
was promoted to associate professor and began dividing his time between
the Ann Arbor and Dearborn campuses.
In 1963, Carter was promoted to professor and became chairman of the
education faculty in Dearborn, a post he held until 1969 when he was appointed
the campus's first director of graduate studies. He retired from the faculty
and was named professor emeritus in 1977.
Among other initiatives, Carter led the development of a master of arts
degree program in education, jointly sponsored by the School of Education
in Ann Arbor and the Division of Education at Dearborn and offered on
the Dearborn campus.
"Throughout his years in education, Paul D. Carter exemplified the
humanity, the inspiration and vigor of a dedicated educator," the
U-M Regents noted on Carter's retirement. "It is these qualities
which won him the admiration of his colleagues and the enduring affection
of his students."
A Michigan native, Carter earned his doctorate from Wayne State University
and his master's degree from U-M. He began his career as a classroom teacher
and teacher-principal. He joined the Birmingham school system in 1942
as an elementary school principal, and later became the school district's
elementary coordinator and assistant superintendent.
Survivors include sons Alan, in Ann Arbor, and John, in Northville.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5 in the chapel
of Henry Ford Village, 15101 Ford Rd., in Dearborn. Memorial contributions
can be sent to the Henry Ford Village benevolent fund at the same address.