Mark A. Colby
Mark A. Colby died on October 1, 2014. He was an assistant instructor in the Department of Philosophy at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick.
He had a B.A. and M.A. from Boston University, an M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University, a D.Phil. from Oxford University, and an M.A. from Yale University. He held teaching positions at Columbia University and Princeton University, as well as Rutgers, where he taught steadily since 2002.
He was a scholar with unusual breadth and depth, and he had the highest and most exacting standards for his students. He was a dedicated and devoted teacher, who would meet with his students from early in the morning until late at night. He touched the lives of many hundreds of Rutgers undergraduates, many of whom took every course they could with him. He will be sorely missed, and his untimely passing leaves a large pedagogical hole in the Department of Philosophy.