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Francis C Lutz


Emeritus (Deceased)

Regularly Taught Courses:

Discovery and Thinking in Natural Sciences


Francis "Frank" C. Lutz, 71, of Tinton Falls, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at home surrounded by his loving family. Francis was born in Pottsville, PA to Charles H. and Pauline Lutz.

Dr. Lutz studied at New Jersey Institute of Technology (formerly Newark College of Engineering), graduating in 1966. He earned his Masters and PhD from NYU in 1972 and began his career at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, MA, the same year. After 24 years, he left WPI as Dean of Undergraduate Studies in 1996 to become the founding Dean of the Monmouth University School of Science (then known as the School of Science, Engineering and Technology), where he served as Dean until 2008. As Dean, he established the Bachelors of Science programs in both Software Engineering and Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy as well as helping to found the Urban Coast and Rapid Response Institutes.

He retired from Monmouth in 2013 as Professor Emeritus after 12 years service. During his career, Frank spent one year at Carnegie Mellon University as an ACE Fellow (1988-1989) and was a member of several professional, educational and engineering societies, including ACE and ASEE.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Evelyn F. (Zommer) Lutz, his daughter, Stephanie Hoitt and her husband Jason of Colts Neck, and his two granddaughters, Harper and Hayes Frances Hoitt. A full obituary can be found here.