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Graduate students never missed Michael Kompf’s classes.
Kompf, a professor in the Department of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Education, had a knack for making dry material interesting thanks to his humour and self-deprecating anecdotes. And his insights helped his students fully understand what they were learning.
“Teachers can only do that if they love what they do and Michael loved teaching and writing almost as much as he loved his wife Sandy and his daughters, Samanatha and Jessica, and his extended family,” said Tony DiPetta, director of Brock’s Centre for Continuing Teacher Education, and Kompf’s friend and colleague.
Kompf, who was also known as a brilliant scholar, writer and amateur musician was an inspiration to countless graduate students since he started at Brock in 1985.
He died Aug. 10 after a brief battle with pancratic cancer. He was 63.