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Passing of FMHI Dean Emeritus, Dr. Max Dertke

Passing of FMHI Dean Emeritus, Dr. Max Dertke

Dr. Max Dertke, Dean Emeritus of the Florida Mental Health Institute, died May 8, 2019, in Tampa. Max joined the Psychology Department at USF in 1967. Later, he transitioned to administration in the Student Affairs Office but returned to teaching in the Criminal Justice Department in 1982. In 1985, he moved to the Florida Mental Health Institute at USF as a deputy director. Subsequently, Max became the director, and, finally, the dean there. He retired from USF as Dean Emeritus in 1997 and served on several boards, including the LifePath Hospice, the Correctional Medical Authority, and the Social Sciences Institutional Review Board. A memorial celebration for Max will be held on Sunday, June 9, from 2-3:30 pm at the USF Gibbons Alumni Center. Full obituary...