Long-time Professor Dies

09.21.2005 | FacultyVictor M. Rooney, a University of Dayton professor emeritus of engineering technology, died Sept. 16. He was 67. Funeral services and burial were held Sept. 20 at Woodland Cemetery.

In addition to his 32 years of teaching at UD, Rooney served as a bioengineering consultant to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton from 1973 to 1985.

Rooney started teaching at UD in 1996 after earning two UD degrees - an associate degree in engineering technology in 1959 and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1965. He later added a master's in electrical engineering from The Ohio State University in 1970.

"During 32 years of service he impacted the lives of thousands of students, many of whom remain in the area and are enhancing the quality of industries nationally and internationally," said Bob Mott, a UD professor emeritus of engineering technology. "His versatility was evident in his teaching of courses in six different areas. His contributions to teaching the applications of microprocessors began in the early 1970s, several years before there were published textbooks in this field."

In 1967 and 1968, Rooney taught electronics in India under a sponsorship from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

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