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Columbia University (Ivy League), 116th St and Broadway, New York, NY 10027
Dean Hall, 1200 D St, Ellensburg, WA 98926
Nankin Mills, 33259-33325 Edward N Hines Dr, Westland, MI 48185
Rural Hill Cemetery Northville, Wayne County, Michigan, USA

Dorothy Dean (June 14, 1901 - November 3, 1987) was a Central Washington University professor emeritus. Dean taught chemistry at Central Washington University from 1928 until she retired in 1968. During her tenure she was advisor to pre-dental and pre-medical students, many of whom went on to the U. of Wash. med. or dental school.

Dorothy Dean was born on July 14, 1901, in Neosho, MO, the daughter of Herbert Day Dean (1858–1946) and May L. Johnson (1865–1961). She was a graduate of Montana State University and received her master’s degree from the University of Chicago. She did graduate work at Columbia University and the University of Michigan and was a National Science Foundation grantee in 1958 and 1980. Dean taught chemistry at Central from 1928 until she retired in 1968. Dean Hall a science building constructed on the Ellenaburg campus in 1968 was named for Dean. She was also an early recipient of the CWU alumni award and was listed in Who's Who of American Women.

She was a member of the American Assoc. of U. Professors, Amer. Assoc. of U. Women, Amer. Chemical Soc., Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Upsilon Omicron, Retired Teachers Assoc., Washington State Education Assoc.-of which she was a past president, Memorial Hospital Guild in Ellensburg, Orthopedic Hospital Guild in Olympia and both the Ellensburg and Lacey chapters of PEO.

 Dorothy Dean died on November 3, 1987, in Panorama City, Lacey.

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