Joel Margulis, a lecturer on the composition faculty in the English department, passed away April 26 at the age of 72, following a month-long bout with pneumonia. Margulis had a long career in teaching that began in the early 1960s when he was an English instructor, and eventually Humanities Division Chairperson, at St. Louis Community College in his home town. Margulis also wrote a textbook and several articles on language, and was co-author of several books on investing, most recently "Angel Capital: How to Raise Early-Stage Private Equity Financing" with Gerald A. Benjamin in 2005.
Margulis, who came to SF State in 1999, was a devoted teacher and a gracious colleague, always eager to discuss literature and writing. Margulis requested that there be no memorial service. Notes to Margulis' spouse, Dinah Dickson, may be delivered to the Composition Program Office in HUM 209 or to the English Department Office in HUM 289 for forwarding.
Frank Moakley, who served as director of the SF State Audio Visual/Instructional Television Center for 40 years until he retired in 2004, died May 7, after a long illness. Moakley combined a sharp intellect with a love of learning, physical strength with strength of character, and support for teaching at SF State with absolute loyalty to his staff. In addition to managing the Audio Visual Center (now Academic Technology), he taught in Broadcasting and in Instructional Technology, served on countless University, state and national committees, and advised schools and governments around the world on media center operations. Services are pending; for more information contact Brigid Duffy at ext. 8-1493 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Academic Technology Director Maggie Beers at ext. 8-3613 or email@example.com