Kroll, Morton 1923-2004
KROLL, Morton 1923-2004
OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born March 14, 1923, in the Bronx, NY; died of cancer, February 11, 2004. Educator and author. Kroll was a former professor of political science at the University of Washington in Seattle. He did both his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of California at Los Angeles, where he received a Ph.D. in 1952. His early teaching career in the 1950s included positions at Central Oregon Community College, the University of Oregon, and Wayne State University. Kroll then worked for two years as director of the library development project for the Pacific Northwest Library Association before joining the University of Washington faculty in 1958 as an acting associate professor. He rose to the position of professor of public affairs and political science in 1968, also serving as director of the division of correspondence study from 1960 to 1964 and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1969 to 1975. In 1984, Kroll was made the ombudsman of the university, a position he left four years later. He retired from teaching in 1993. The editor of a number of texts on libraries in the Pacific Northwest, Kroll was also the coauthor of such books as The Politics of Mental Health (1968) and Policies, Decisions, and Organizations (1969). After retiring, his creative side led him to write three novels and a number of short stories.
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 14, 2004.
Seattle Times, February 17, 2004, p. B4.