Dr. David Tait, associate professor of History and Political Science, was killed during an automobile-pedestrian accident Tuesday.
Dr. Tait was a longtime member of the RSU faculty who first began teaching on College Hill in 1996. He was a valued member of the School of Liberal Arts and a mentor and passionate advocate for students. In addition to his teaching, he served as a subdeacon at St. Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in Oklahoma City since 2005.
Funeral services are pending. If there are students who need grief counseling, they are encouraged to call Andrea Schroyer, Coordinator of Counseling Services, at 918-343-7845.
Our hearts go out to his wife, Dr. Laura Hubbs-Tait, their son Aaron and daughter Aidan, as well as those who knew him as a professor, colleague and friend.