William PattisonEducation William Pattison (Ph.B.'48, A.M.'52, Ph.D.'57), retired Associate Professor of Education, died Dec. 16 at his home in Valparaiso, Ind. He was 76.
As Secretary in the University's Department of Education from 1981 to 1992, Pattison helped students plan their master's degree programs and provided academic advice to students entering the department for graduate study.
Pattison was interested in the role museums play in education, and he taught courses on the topic and consulted with museums, including the Oriental Institute Museum. As part of his work with the museum, he helped prepare computer-generated maps for Chicago public school teachers to use in teaching students about the ancient Near East.
Pattison graduated from the Laboratory Schools in 1939 and served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945 before returning to the University.
He was a researcher and lecturer at University College in London and taught at University High School, UCLA and San Fernando Valley State College before joining the Chicago faculty as Associate Professor in Geography and Education in 1966. He was Chairman of the Geography Department from 1976 to 1978.
He is survived by a daughter, Margaret Pattison Habelt; a son, W. David Pattison; and a grandson, William Paul Habelt. Memorial donations may be made to VNA Hospice Home Care of Porter County.