On 4/21/2014, the iSchool community lost Eliza Dresang, a respected friend, colleague, teacher and community member. Eliza held the endowed Beverly Cleary Professorship in Children and Youth Services.
"Our hearts ache with the loss of our dear friend and colleague. Eliza had a calling to serve young people. She knew she could make the world a better place for children. She was an outstanding researcher and a master teacher. She led us and inspired us with her intelligence, creativity, grace, charm and deep commitment. We loved her. Our grief is overwhelming."
- Harry Bruce, Professor and Dean, UW Information School
My heart is feeling very heavy today. I was fortunate enough to work with Eliza on the VIEWS2 project and learn from her amazing wealth of knowledge and experiences. Her love for young people was incredibly inspiring. Working with and knowing Eliza has been one of the best parts of my time at the iSchool and I will miss her very much. I am so thankful for the time I had with her. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.