It is with deep sadness that we share the passing of Jeffrey Meyer, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Religious Studies at UNC Charlotte. Jeff was a faculty member of our department for 35 years and served as Chair from 1992-1996. He taught Asian religions with a focus on Daoism and Buddhism, and he was fluent in both ancient and modern Chinese. Jeff became a novelist in his retirement, publishing both A Call to China, awarded the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Award for excellence, and Crooked Lines, newly released. Jeff was also an amateur naturalist who shared his love of nature with many. He was a kind man and a gentle soul. He will be missed.
Jeff's obituary is here. Memorial donations can be made to Charlotte Friends Meeting, P.O. Box 561793, Charlotte, NC 28256 or the UNC Charlotte Botanical Garden.
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