Letters to the Editor

Valued mentor

February 17, 2010


To the editor:

I read with considerable interest the article on Dec. 8 in the Lawrence Journal-World reporting that Professor Felix Moos was retiring after nearly 50 years at KU. During the 1960s I benefited greatly from a series of associations with Dr. Moos as an undergraduate student in anthropology, as a graduate student, as one of his graduate teaching assistants and as a member of a U.S. Army Reserve Special Forces “A” Detachment of which Capt. Moos was the commanding officer.

At the risk of embarrassing him a little, I would like to publicly express my appreciation to him for all the insight, wisdom and inspiration he provided to me as he brought to bear his considerable experience, education and intellect in his classes. He remains my most significant academic mentor, and I consider the time I spent in his classes among the most valued hours I had as a student at the University of Kansas.

John Dillard,



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