Former faculty member Danny Killeen passes

May 04, 2017

Danny Killeen
Danny Killeen

Former Freeman School faculty member Daniel B. "Danny" Killeen Sr. died on April 28, 2017, at his home in Pass Christian, Mississippi. He was 84.

A native of New Orleans, Killeen graduated from Jesuit High School and Loyola University and went on to earn a master's degree from the University of Notre Dame and a PhD in chemical engineering from Tulane University. After working for IBM in Huntsville, Alabama, for four years, Killeen joined the Freeman School in 1960 as a lecturer in computer science and assistant director of the Tulane Computer Laboratory. In 1967, after earning his PhD in chemical engineering, he was appointed director of the laboratory and assistant professor of computer science. He was promoted to associate professor in 1984 and retired from Tulane in 1993.

An avid sailor, Killeen competed in the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, and was active was in local and national sailing organizations including the Southern Yacht Club and the Gulf Yachting Association. He served on the board of directors of the U.S. Sailing Association and served as president of the Olympic Sailing Association of New Orleans.

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