Dr. Modic came to IPFW in 1966 and retired in 1985 as associate professor emeritus of English and linguistics. He received degrees from Cleveland College (B.A., 1947) and Case Western Reserve University (M.A., 1947; Ph.D., 1970). His poetry, fiction and humor were published in several popular magazines such as Family Circle and Golf Digest. His area of research was on American writers of Slavic ethnic background, including Louis Adamic and Thomas Bell. Dr. Modic died on May 9, 2000.
Source: Senate Reference no. 00-6