Scott Moody Obituary, Death – As we share the sad news of the passing of our valued colleague and professor Scott Moody, Ph.D., we want to take this opportunity to offer our most sincere sympathies to each and every one of you. Even though he had technically retired, he continued to work as a teacher, and he always made time for his students, despite the fact that he was a founding member of OCEES. This was the case even though he had worked as a teacher even after he had technically retired.
He never failed to make time to speak with each of his students. We are going to miss having him here with us. Scott was an ardent advocate for everything having to do with evolution and the scientific study that bolsters the theory of evolution. Even though he was technically retired, he continued to keep himself active by participating in Ecolunch, attending lectures, and, most importantly, carefully managing the vertebrate collection that was held at the Department of Biological Sciences.
In addition to this, he was an essential resource for all of the herpetologists who worked in the department. He shared his knowledge as well as specific locations in Ohio where a variety of herps can be found. His knowledge was also valuable to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (DNR), which contributed to the preservation of rare and endangered reptiles and amphibians throughout the state. His contributions were made possible by the DNR.
Throughout his whole career, Scott has worked in education. He was well-liked by his students, and he had a strong interest in encouraging them to develop the ability to critically evaluate material and think for themselves. A great number of students had fond recollections of him because of the enthusiastic conversations they had with him while they were going through the corridors of the University of Oklahoma. Because of the positive impact he had on the OCEES students and teachers, his efforts will be lovingly remembered for a very long time.