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LUCAS, Christopher J.

LUCAS, Christopher J.

LUCAS - Christopher J. Of Fayetteville, died Sunday, December 25, 2016 at 76 years old. He was born February 21, 1940 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Marshal and Winifred Lucas. He was preceded in death by his parents. He attended the Williamsville (New York) public schools and then Butler University. He was awarded a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University, and a master's degree as well as life-time teacher licensure from Northwestern University. He taught briefly in the Chicago Public Schools before pursuing a PhD degree from Ohio State University. After completing his doctorate, he taught at the University of Missouri, at Kent State University in Ohio, and subsequently at the University of Arkansas. He was the founding Executive Secretary of the Council for Learned Studies, and was the past President of the Society of Professors of Education. He authored over a dozen books and numerous professional reports, reviews, and scholarly articles. Christopher is survived by his son Gregory Lucas of West Fork, Arkansas and his sister Deborah Alberth and family of Sterling, Virginia. A visitation will be held on Friday, December 30th at 1:30 PM with service to follow at 2:00 PM, both at Nelson-Berna Funeral Home. Condolences may be given at

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