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May 10, 2011, Volume 57, No. 33

Dr. Ten Have, Medicine

Dr. Thomas Ten Have, professor of biostatistics in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Medicine, died on May 1 at the age of 53.

Born in Sioux City, Iowa, Dr. Ten Have earned his BS, MPH and PhD all from the University of Michigan. 

He joined the faculty at Penn in 1997, where he was professor of biostatistics, a member of the MPH Curriculum Committee and a senior fellow in the Institute on Aging. He was the director of the Biostatistics Data-Core and associate director of the Division of Biostatistics in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Dr. Ten Have studied the intersection of causal statistical methods and behavioral interventions on behavioral and medical outcomes. 

In his career, he published over 200 papers, was a fellow of the American Statistical Association and a recipient of the Harvard Award for Lifetime Contributions to Psychiatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics. 

Dr. Ten Have is survived by his wife, Elizabeth and daughter, Anna.

A memorial will be held at 10 a.m. on May 13 at the Grace Epiphany Episcopal Church at 224 E. Gowen Ave. in Mt. Airy In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Philadelphia Futures, Philadelphia Collaborative Violence Prevention Center, of which Dr. Ten Have was the information core co-director, or ACHIEVEability.


Dr. Toma, GSE

Dr. J. Douglas Toma, former senior fellow in the Graduate School of Education and founding director of the Executive Doctorate in Higher Education Management Program, died May 4 at the age of 47.

A graduate of Michigan State University, Dr. Toma earned a JD from the Law School of the University of Michigan in 1989.  He went on to earn a masters in history and a PhD in higher education, both from the University of Michigan in 1993 and 1995, respectively. 

Dr. Toma began his career as an assistant professor at the University of Missouri, Kansas City before coming to Penn. 

At Penn he was first a visiting fellow at the Institute for Research on Higher Education from 1998-2000, before becoming a senior fellow, lecturer and director of the Executive Doctorate in Higher Education Management Program in 2001. He was also Senior Fellow of Ware College House.  Dr. Toma served on the Penn GSE Fellowships Committee and the Advisory Board for Penn GSE Executive Education from 2001-2003. 

Since leaving Penn, Dr. Toma had been a professor at the University of Georgia Institute of Higher Education. 

Widely published, Dr. Toma was the author of several books including, Managing the Entrepreneurial University: Legal Issues and Commercial Realities in Higher Education and Building Organizational Capacity: Strategic Management in Higher Education. 

He is survived by his wife, Linda Bachman and a son, Jack.


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Almanac appreciates being informed of the deaths of current and former faculty and staff members, students, and other members of the University community.

However, notices of alumni deaths should be directed to the Alumni Records Office at Room 545, Franklin Building, (215) 898-8136 or e-mail record@ben.dev.upenn.edu.

Almanac - May 10, 2011, Volume 57, No. 33