Associate professor of philosophy dies at age 60

Michael Mendelson (courtesy of

Michael Mendelson (courtesy of

Michael Mendelson, an associate professor of philosophy, died Monday at age 60, according to an email from the Office of the Provost to the university community Wednesday afternoon.

The community was not informed of the cause of death in the email.

Mendelson first came to Lehigh in 1995 where he served as assistant professor or philosophy until he was named an associate professor in 2001.

He was an internationally-recognized Augustine scholar whose studies specialized in medieval philosophy, early modern philosophy and philosophical gothic. He taught courses on Hellenistic, ancient and modern philosophy as well as death.

The university will host a funeral service in Packer Chapel on Monday at 1 p.m.

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