Daniel Allen Carroll, former faculty member in the Department of English, passed away on Tuesday, November 28, after a long illness.
He joined the faculty of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1969. He served as head of the English Department from January 1992 to July 2002. Carroll was an insightful department leader, especially remembered for tightly run faculty meetings, highly effective letters of recommendation, and “Head Starts,” the short inspirational speeches he gave to the teaching staff at the start of each academic year. In 2002, Carroll was awarded the J. Douglas Bruce Distinguished Professorship.
He officially retired in 2005 but continued teaching until 2008.
His obituary is available online.