Dr. William B. Castetter, professor emeritus of education, passed away February 23, 2009; he was 94.
Dr. Castetter received his bachelorís degree from the University of New Mexico in 1936 and his masterís degree in education administration there in 1937. He earned his doctorate from Penn in 1948. That same year he was appointed to the faculty as assistant professor of education in the Graduate School of Education.
During his tenure at Penn, Dr. Castetter had served as director of the Center for Field Studies from 1960 until his retirement. He was acting dean of GSE twice (1967-68 and 1974-75). He had been a consultant to the Education Department of Delaware, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. He also held an appointment in CGS (now the College of Liberal and Professional Studies). He became emeritus in 1980 and retired that same year.
In 1974, GSE honored Dr. Castetter with the Helen C. Bailey Alumni Award of Distinction for significant service to the School.
Dr. Castetter is survived by his nephew.
A memorial is planned for sometime in May at St. Davidís Episcopal Church in Wayne, PA.
Memorial donations may be made to the The William B. and Roberta V. Castetter Endowed Fellowship Fund at GSE, University of Pennsylvania, 3700 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104.