In Memoriam text next to image of Dr. Roger A. Dean
Dr. Roger A. Dean

Boyer College of Music and Dance mourns the loss of Professor Emeritus Roger A. Dean, who passed away on June 3. He was 87.

Dr. Dean was a professor of music education and former chair of the Department of Music Education and Therapy. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Dean was also active in his local community as a longtime member of the Doylestown United Methodist Church.

“He was an exceptional professor and mentor to his students, a fine musician, a person of character and principle,” said Dr. Jeffrey Cornelius, former dean of Boyer College. “[His] vision helped establish Temple Music Prep and [his] leadership in the music education department established a strong national reputation. He was, most importantly a devoted family man and a true and loyal friend.”

Read the full obituary.