David L. Killian, 75, professor emeritus of teacher education, died March 31. Killian was a member of the Miami University faculty from 1968 until his retirement in 2001.
While at Miami, Killian served as chair of the department of teacher education from 1990-2001 and as acting assistant dean of the School Of Education And Allied Professions 1980-81. He taught at the University of Michigan 1966-68 and was a teacher and principal for Midland Public Schools in Michigan 1957-66.
Killian received many awards throughout his career, including the All-University Outstanding Teacher Award, in 1972 and being selected to the Philip Morris Leadership Program of the Institute for Educational Inquiry in Seattle. In addition to multiple articles, he coauthored two books and contributed a chapter to A Guide to an Effective Middle School in 1989. He was responsible for numerous education grants coming to the university and served on many university and departmental committees.
Killian was a member of Phi Delta Kappa and adviser to Kappa Delta Pi, education honoraries, and he endowed the David L. and Sallie A. Killian Scholarship. Killian received his undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University and his master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Michigan.
He is survived by his wife Sallie; children Kathryn and Kyle; grandchildren Mikael and Aleksi; brother Robert; and a niece and nephew.
Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society. Disposition of the cremated remains will be at the convenience of the family.