Doris Van Doren
Doris Van Doren, Ph.D., a professor of marketing at Loyola College in Maryland, passed away on 6 Mar
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Doris Van Doren, Ph.D., a professor of marketing at Loyola College in Maryland, passed away on March 6.
Van Doren, who joined the Loyola faculty in 1983, taught in Loyola’s Executive MBA program, as well as other graduate, undergraduate and noncredit programs. She had also led the annual International Marketing European Study Tour since 1988.
"Doris’ untimely passing is a tremendous loss to all of her colleagues and students," said Richard Klink, chair of the marketing department. "Doris was passionate about teaching and cared deeply for her students’ learning and development. She spent much time mentoring her colleagues and sharing her love of teaching with them. Doris’ legacy in the classroom remains in the innovative courses she developed, including the graduate International Study Tours and the undergraduate Marketing Internship course. Her passion and care for others will be deeply missed."
Van Doren earned a doctorate in education from the University of Maryland in 1980, and a master’s in marketing education and a bachelor’s in history from Florida State University in 1972 and 1969, respectively. Prior to her appointment at Loyola, she spent nine years as an assistant professor in the business administration department at Howard Community College.
In 1989, she won Loyola’s coveted Outstanding Professor of the Year award and, in 1996, she was recognized as one of Loyola’s Top Eight Teachers with the distinction of Affecting Eternity.
Her research areas included management, consumer behavior, nonprofit marketing, sales management and professional services.
Van Doren is survived by her husband, Ron.
A memorial service was held in Loyola’s Alumni Memorial Chapel on Thursday, March 12, 2009.