Creighton prof continues legacy of mentor, a Virginia Tech massacre victim
“I don't want people to forget him,” Creighton University professor Deborah Givens says of her friend and mentor professor Kevin Granata, who was one of 32 faculty members and students killed seven years ago at Virginia Tech. “I want his brilliance and his work to live on. That's the most important thing.”
Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014 12:00 am
Creighton University professor Deborah Givens strives to keep her mentor's influence alive, seven years after he was killed in the Virginia Tech tragedy.
Givens credits Kevin Granata with boosting her career by partnering with her to earn a prestigious grant, which in turn helped her gain tenure at Ohio State University. Granata, an engineer and biomechanics scientist, also gave her a lower-back reflex-testing contraption he designed. Givens still uses it in her research.
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Monday, April 14, 2014 12:00 am.