Remembrance: Robert L. Huber

Emeritus associate professor of speech, communication, and mass media, 1939-2019.

Our father loved and served Monmouth University for more than 40 years. Joining the faculty in 1966, he taught full time until 2004 and part time until 2010.

During that time, he served as department chair for 10 years, parliamentarian for 17 years, forensics coach for five years, and directed summer theater for seven years. He was most proud of the success of his hundreds of students and most grateful for the outstanding colleagues in his department, many of whom he helped to hire and are still there teaching today.

In his 12 years as director of study abroad, he led one dozen student trips to London and Jamaica. Outside the classroom, he could often be found supporting his students on the athletic fields, or sharing an informal lunch with a student in the Student Center.

Our dad was also an active member of the local community, serving nine years on the Oceanport Board of Education and coaching recreational soccer and softball. To quote three of his former students, “Anyone can make the smart students feel smart; Professor Huber made every student feel smart,” “It was because of him I spread my wings,” and “He helped me see beyond my weaknesses; that’s the mark of a true teacher!”

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