Dr. Roy Rosenzweig, the Mark and Barbara Fried Professor of History & New Media at George Mason University, passed away October 11, 2007, of cancer.
At George Mason University, Rosenzweig also headed the Center for History and New Media (which he cofounded), and developed it with a pioneering enthusiasm, making it one of the leading centers for digital history.
On a personal note, Roy was my Master’s thesis advisor when I was a graduate student at George Mason University. There are very few people whom you can truly say changed your life. When I think back to all of the teachers and professors that I have had throughout my educational career, there is no one I cherish more than Roy. He was a mentor and a friend. The historical profession has lost a giant, and those of us who were lucky enough to have been his students are all the richer for having known him.