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Professor Emeritus Eugene Krause passed away on July 27, 2022. He was a member of the University of Michigan mathematics faculty from 1963 until his retirement in 2002. After receiving his bachelor’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Professor Krause joined the UM Department of Mathematics in 1963 as an instructor. He became a Professor in 1977, and served as Associate Chair for Education, from 1975-79. 

Professor Krause began his mathematics research career in the area of algebra but soon migrated toward mathematics education. For more than 20 years in the later part of his career, Professor Krause managed the mathematics department’s education program. He taught a majority of the department’s teacher education courses, counseled myriad students who went on to teach in elementary and high schools, and demonstrated that it was possible to communicate the complexities and beauty of mathematics to young students. Professor Krause conveyed the art of teaching both in the classroom and through his writing. He wrote eight books, two for middle school (with C. Brumfiel), and six for college, including Introduction to Linear Algebra and Mathematics for Elementary Teachers. He also contributed a number of articles to math-education journals and was considered a top expositor. Professor Krause’s monograph, Taxicab Geometry, was popular with both students and teachers. 

During his tenure at UM Professor Krause was considered a stellar teacher. His courses were quite demanding. His teaching evaluations were simply outstanding, and his commitment to his own teaching and to the teaching profession was evident. His dedication and strong teaching did not go unrecognized by the University. In 1979 he won the AMOCO Foundation Good Teaching Award; in 1982 he won the Ruth M. Sinclair Award in LSA Freshman-Sophomore Counseling; he received the College’s Excellence in Education Award three times, Excellence in Concentration Advising award in 2001, and was recognized by the Panhellenic Association of Michigan as an outstanding teacher. In 1993 he was named a Fulbright Scholar and spent a year at Rhodes University in South Africa. 

Professor Krause is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jane, their two sons, and numerous grandchildren and extended family members.