This announcement was e-mailed to students, faculty and staff on Aug. 7 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:
We are saddened to announce that David Coates, Worrell Professor of Anglo-American Studies, died today, August 7, in Asheville after an illness.
Dr. Coates joined Wake Forest’s faculty in 1999 after holding chairs at universities in England, where he was born and educated. A U.S. and foreign policy expert, he was a prolific author of numerous books, articles and blog posts on politics, history and economics. He was frequently interviewed by national and international news organizations on a wide range of topics, including liberal politics and elections.
We grieve Dr. Coates’ death and extend our condolences to his family and friends, as well as those at Wake Forest who had the opportunity to know him.
Information about a service for Dr. Coates will be announced to faculty, staff and students once his family has finalized arrangements.
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