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Carol F. Justus

In Memoriam

Carol F. Justus died on August 1, 2007 in Austin, Texas.


  • 1973 Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin: Indo-European Linguistics
  • 1967-69 Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Munich: Institut für Assyriologie und Hethitologie
  • 1966 M.A. University of Minnesota: Linguistics & Comparative Philology
  • 1960 A.B. King College, Bristol, Tennessee: French

Academic Affiliations

  • 2003-2007. University of Texas at Austin, Classics Department: Research Fellow
  • 1995-2007. University of Texas, Classics Department: Adjunct Associate Professor;
    occasional course: Indo-European Language & Culture
  • 1995-2007. University of Texas, Middle Eastern Studies Center: Member
  • 1994-2007. University of Texas, Linguistics Research Center: Senior Research Fellow.
    Coordinator, Indo-European Documentation Center; Director, Numerals Project
  • 1989-1994. San Jose State University: Associate Professor, Linguistics
  • 1982-1985. University of Texas at Austin, Linguistics Research Center: Research Associate
  • 1977-1982. University of California, Berkeley: Assistant Professor, Indo-European Linguistics
  • 1976-1977. State University of New York College, Oswego: Associate Professor, Linguistics
  • 1973-1976. State University of New York College, Oswego: Assistant Professor, Linguistics

Editorial Positions

  • Contributor: Hethitisches Wörterbuch, University of Munich
  • Member of the Editorial Board: Journal of Indo-European Studies
  • Editor or General Editor (1999-2004): General Linguistics 37-43
  • Member of the Editorial Board: NOWELE


  • Spring 1997. University of Texas, San Antonio: Visiting Lecturer, English
  • Fall 1996. University of Texas, Austin: Extension Lecturer, Indo-European Language & Culture
  • Spring 1977. State University of New York, Buffalo: Visiting Lecturer, Classics


  • 1989-1993. San Jose State University: Co-ordinator, Linguistics Program
  • 1976. LSA Linguistic Institute: Director; sponsored by the Linguistic Society of America and hosted by a consortium of State University of New York campuses
  • 1973-1977. SUNY College, Oswego: Coordinator, Linguistics Program

Industrial Affiliations

  • 1985-88. Microelectronics & Computer Technology Corporation: Member of the Technical Staff
  • 1984-85. Microelectronics & Computer Technology Corporation: Consultant, Natural Language Processing

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See Publications

Carol F. Justus' Obituary

March 21, 1940 - August 1, 2007

N.B. The University of Texas published an obituary press release on the College of Liberal Arts website. The text of that announcement appears below.
Classics Professor Carol F. Justus Dies
Indo-European language scholar taught at university for 13 years

AUSTIN, Texas--Aug. 24, 2007--Carol F. Justus, adjunct associate professor of classics and Middle Eastern studies, died Aug. 1 at the age of 67. She taught at The University of Texas at Austin for 13 years.

Justus earned a doctorate from the university in Indo-European linguistics in 1973 and wrote more than 30 articles on Indo-European language, numerals and culture, Hittite and other topics.

She taught at State University of New York at Oswego, University of California at Berkeley and San Jose State University, before joining the faculty in 1994. She also was a senior research fellow with the Linguistics Research Center and coordinator of the Indo-European Documentation Center, a project of Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services.

Justus was a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Indo-European Studies and past general editor of General Linguistics.

"Carol was a wonderful teacher and colleague," said Cynthia Shelmerdine, former chair of the Department of Classics. "She devoted a great deal of time to students in her course on Indo-European culture. Though she was an adjunct member of the department, she regularly attended colloquia and went out of her way to volunteer help. She was a dear friend, and we will miss her sunny presence."

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