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October 16, 2007, Volume 54, No. 8

Dr. Glatthorn, GSE
Mr. Golden, SAS Overseer
Dr. Haber, Engineering
Dr. Hillman, Medicine and Wharton
Dr. Wells, Political Science

Dr. Glatthorn, GSE

Dr. Allan A. Glatthorn, professor emeritus of education, died at his home in Washington, North Carolina, on September 5; he was 83.

Dr. Glatthorn joined the faculty at Penn’s Graduate School of Education in 1972. He retired in 1987. He also was as professor emeritus at East Carolina University from which he retired in 2003. Dr. Glatthorn was born and raised in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. During World War II, he served in the United States Infantry.

Dr. Glatthorn is survived by his wife, Barbara; his son, Dale Glatthorn; his four daughters, Carolin Dotterer, Laura Vlasits, Louise Mangels, and Gwen Apple; six grandchildren; brother, Louis Glatthorn; and sister, Dorothy Egbert.
Memorial donations may be made to the East Carolina University Foundation in support of the Glatthorn Dissertation Award, Attn: Director of Development, ECU College of Education, 154 Speight Building, Greenville, NC 27858.

Mr. Golden, SAS Overseer


William Golden, emeritus member of the School of Arts and Sciences’ Board of Overseers, passed away October 7 in Manhattan, at the age of 97.

Mr. Golden, C ’30, was on the SAS Board of Overseers for 30 years beginning in 1976. He became an emeritus member in 2006. He had also served on the Biology Advisory Board here. The University presented him with an honorary doctorate degree in 1979 and SAS presented him with the 1996-97 Distinguished Alumni Award. He earned a master’s degree in biological sciences in 1979 from Columbia University, at age 70.

An investment banker and philanthropist, Mr. Golden served as either an officer or as a board member to many organizations including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Carnegie Institution of Washington and the American Philosophical Society. He was chairman emeritus of the American Museum of Natural History.

In 1950-51, Mr. Golden was special consultant to US President Harry Truman to review the organization of the government’s military-scientific activities; his recommendations led to the creation of the President’s Science Advisory Committee and of the position of Science Advisor to the President. He also advised President Truman and the Director of the Budget on the activation of the National Science Foundation. He has co-authored and edited five books on science advising.

Mr. Golden is survived by his wife, Catherine Morrison; and two daughters, Sibyl Rebecca Golden and Pamela Prudence Golden.


Dr. Haber, Engineering


Dr. Fred Haber, professor emeritus of the electrical and systems engineering department in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, died September 20 at Bay Square Assisted Living in Yarmouth, ME; he was 86.

Dr. Haber earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He did his graduate studies at Penn, earning his master’s and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering in 1953 and 1960, respectively.

Dr. Haber’s nearly 30-year career at Penn spanned from 1957 until his retirement in 1988. His research included projects for the US Army and Navy, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and space communication systems. He also worked with the Philadelphia Police Department to improve its communication systems.

Dr. Haber is survived by his daughter, Jill Pallone; son, Carl Haber; and a brother.


Dr. Hillman, Medicine and Wharton


Dr. Alan L. Hillman, professor of medicine and health care systems, died May 24, at age 51.

Dr. Hillman earned both his BA and MD from Cornell University in 1978 and 1981, respectively. In 1986 he earned his MBA from Wharton. That same year he was appointed assistant professor of medicine. In 1993 he was promoted to associate professor and then in 1999 became full professor. Dr. Hillman also held an appointment in the Wharton School as professor of health care systems.

In addition to his teaching duties, Dr. Hillman held numerous administrative positions including serving as associate dean for health services research, School of Medicine, 1995-98; director, Center for Health Policy, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, 1990-99; director, Clinical Programs Management Research Project, 1988-90; associate director, University of Pennsylvania Medical Group, 1987-90; medical director, HealthPASS, 1987-90; director of clinical programs, section of general internal medicine, 1986-90. He also served as a consultant for many companies including Johnson & Johnson, Aetna Insurance, Eli Lilly, Pfizer and the Food and Drug Administration.

Dr. Hillman’s research interests included health economics, technology assessment, financial incentives to physicians, cost-effectiveness analysis, and health policy. He had served on the editorial boards of Health Services Research, Healthcare System Strategy Report, Managed Care, and Pharmacoeconomics.

Dr. Hillman received numerous awards and honors including: Article of the Year Award, Association for Health Services Research, 1991; Penn’s Medical Student Government Excellence in Teaching Awards, 1992; and Young Investigators Award, Association for Health Services Research, 1993.

Dr. Hillman is survived by his daughters, Abigail and Jennifer; siblings, Robert and Richard.

Dr. Wells, Political Science


Dr. Henry Wells, 92, professor emeritus of political science, died on October 1 at his home in Chestnut Hill. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in the mid-1990s

Long interested in the democratic process in Latin America, Dr. Wells held faculty appointments at Yale University from 1947 to 1953 and at the University of Puerto Rico from 1953 to 1956. At Penn, he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Latin American politics and Inter-American relations from 1956 until his retirement in 1986. He was chairman of the graduate program in International Relations from 1970 to 1973.

Early in his career he helped draft Puerto Rico’s first constitution. As a member of a technical assistance mission of the Organization of American States (OAS), he advised the Dominican Republic government on election law and procedure and received an Order of Merit for his work. Fluent in Spanish, he traveled widely in Latin America and served as an OAS election observer in Costa Rica, Bolivia, Honduras, and Nicaragua. He was author of the book, The Modernization of Puerto Rico: A Political Study of Changing Values and Institutions, published in 1969.

Growing up in the Depression sharpened his interest in politics. In Philadelphia he was a consultant to Mayor Richardson Dilworth on community groups, including Puerto Ricans in the city. He served a two-year term as Judge of Elections in West Mt. Airy (36th Division of the 59th Ward, 1962-64).

As president of West Mt. Airy Neighbors in the early 1960s, he championed integration and inclusiveness. He was a member of the Chestnut Hill Community Association and chairman of its Community Relations committee. He was also a member of the vestry at St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields and on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Divinity School.

Born in Macomb, Illinois, Dr. Wells earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Illinois, Phi Beta Kappa, followed by a master’s degree at Louisiana State University. His PhD studies at Yale were interrupted by World War II. He served as a Lieutenant in the US Naval Reserve assigned to the Seventh Fleet, from 1942 to 1946. He returned to Yale, earning his degree in 1947.

Dr. Wells is survived by his wife of 57 years, Patricia P.B. Wells; his children, Jane E. Wells, Mary Paul (Polly) Wells, Thomas G. Wells, Alexandra Wells, Anthony M. Wells, Emily H. Wells; and 10 grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 2, 2007 at 2 p.m., at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, 8000 St. Martin’s Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19118. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the All Saints Fund.


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