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WILLIAM G. WOLFE
William G. Wolfe, professor emeritus of special education, died on August 19, 1994. He was 77.
Professor Wolfe was born on June 23, 1917, in Clarksburg, West Virginia. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of West Virginia in 1940. He earned master's and PhD degrees from the State University of Iowa in 1942 and 1947, respectively.
Dr. Wolfe taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1947 to 1949, when he joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin. Professor Wolfe served as chairman of both the Department of Special Education and the Department of Educational Psychology. Dr. Wolfe also published in the areas of cerebral palsy, mental retardation, vision, hearing, and speech pathology. His teaching was recognized with a teaching excellence award from the College of Education.
Professor Wolfe was affiliated with numerous special education organizations. He was a fellow with the American Speech and Hearing Association. He served as president and chairman of the United Cerebral Palsy of Texas Association and was a member of the Commission on Education of Exceptional Children.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on January 5, 2001. Additional biographical sources can be found in the UT Office of Public Affairs.