With great sadness, we announce that Dr. John LeRoy Eaton passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2023.
In 1969, Dr. Eaton accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Entomology at Virginia Tech where for the next 18 years he conducted basic research on the anatomy and physiology of Lepidoptera and rose to the rank of professor. Dr. Eaton then served as the Associate Dean of the Virginia Tech Graduate School from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Serving there, he was part of a team which conceived of and led the implementation of the electronic dissertation project. John helped to make NDLTD a reality.
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