COS/UCF mourns the loss of Associate Professor Dwight C. Kiel in the Department of Political Science

Dwight C. Kiel 1953-2013 Associate Professor Dept Pol SciThe College of Sciences is sad to report Dwight C. Kiel, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, passed away August 8, 2013.  Professor Kiel joined UCF in 1990 as an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department.  His research focused on political theory and public policy, especially in the areas of education and environmental politics.  Professor Kiel was a dedicated teacher in the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs, and he was also a core faculty member in Interdisciplinary Studies.  He directed the department’s graduate program for several years.  His enthusiasm for teaching and his commitment to his students were recognized with several Excellence in Teaching awards at UCF.  He was an active participant in the Society for Utopian Studies and the Western Social Science Association.
To honor Professor Kiel’s passion for teaching, a Dwight C. Kiel Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established.
If you would like to make a donation, please contact Dr. Kerstin Hamann (, Chair, Department of Political Science, or Mr. Ray Allen ( or you may go online to the following link:, then Designation: Political Science, and under Tribute Information, enter the Dwight C. Kiel Memorial Fellowship.

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