On the Passing of Former Faculty Member David Kinsman

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Sept. 15, 2021

The Department has received word that former faculty member David Kinsman passed away in Kendal, UK on Sept. 8, 2021 following a brief illness.  David came to Princeton as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in 1964 and joined the faculty the following year. At Princeton, his research focused on carbonate sediments and evaporites, and he led a large student-centered project studying the geochemistry of the New Jersey Pine Barrens. He left Princeton in 1976 to become Assistant Director of the Freshwater Biological Association in Windermere, UK. Upon retirement, he devoted his energies to raising and writing about Hebridean Sheep (Black Sheep of Windermere: A History of the St Kilda or Hebridean Sheep, 2001, Windy Hall Publications), conserving birds, and developing an award-winning garden at his home in Windermere in the British Lake District (https://www.windy-hall.co.uk/).