Professor Roy Mosher
Roy Mosher, associate professor of biology and director of the master’s degree program in microbiology, died on June 21, 2012. He was 50. Born in Montreal, Quebec, he grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. in biology from Dalhousie University in Halifax. He started teaching biochemistry and microbiology at Wagner College in 2002. He was instrumental in establishing Wagner’s five-year BS/MS degree program in microbiology. Students and colleagues remember him as a humble, kind, and positive person. He loved music and theater, and became a Mets fan during his time in New York. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Sonja Mosher, and his niece Holly of Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is also survived by his colleagues and students at Wagner College, who were like a family to him in the United States. An annual student award, the Roy H. Mosher Award in Microbiology, has been established in his memory.