Death of Professor Emeritus Gary E. Mattingly, Ph.D.

    July 12, 2019

    A note to the University community from Jeff Gingerich, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs on July 11, 2019.

    I am saddened to inform you of the passing of University of Scranton Professor Emeritus Gary Mattingly, Ph.D., who taught for more than 30 years in the Physical Therapy Department. He died Tuesday at the age of 67.

    Dr. Mattingly taught at the University from 1983 to 2017. During his tenure, he served on numerous University committees including several department search committees, as well as the Faculty Senate. In 1990, he was among just 700 educators in the nation to receive a Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award from the Sears Roebuck Foundation. In addition to publishing multiple articles on his research in physical therapy and other academic journals in related fields, he served as a clinical consultant in anatomy and shoulder pathology at Scranton Rehabilitation Services.

    A native of Urbana, Illinois, Dr. Mattingly earned bachelor’s degrees in biology from St. Ambrose College, Davenport, Iowa, and in physical therapy from The University of Scranton. He earned a Ph.D. in anatomy from St. Louis University.

    Dr. Mattingly is survived by his wife, Andrea, and their sons, David and Mark.

    An obituary is not yet available. His family plans to have a celebration of his life in Lancaster at a date yet to be determined.  

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