Erinn Barcomb-Peterson
KU News Service

KU community remembers social welfare faculty member Andrew Zinn

Mon, 01/21/2019

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas community is remembering Andrew Zinn, associate professor of social welfare, who died Dec. 28. He was 54.

“Professor Zinn was a great colleague and a spirited advocate through his work at our School of Social Welfare, and I was saddened to learn of his death,” Chancellor Douglas A. Girod said. “On behalf of the entire university, I express my deepest condolences to his family, his friends and to all who knew him at KU.”

In 2012, Zinn joined the social welfare school, earning tenure in 2017. In addition to being named associate professor, he served as the doctoral program director. His research and scholarship at KU touched on children’s welfare.

Zinn’s co-workers at the school described him as a wonderful colleague, friend and researcher who was known for his devotion to his family. Read more reflections on Zinn on the school’s website.

A celebration of life is planned for 4-6 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Summerfield Room in the Adams Alumni Center. A short program will begin around 4:30 p.m.

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