Paul Ogg, a teaching associate professor of chemical and biological engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, succumbed to T-cell lymphoma on July 6 after an 18-month battle.
Ogg began his career at Mines in 2006 in the Bioengineering and Life Sciences program. After the BELS program dissolved in 2007, he was part of the faculty that joined the Chemical Engineering Department.
“Students adored Paul — they just loved him," David Marr, Ogg's department chair, said. "He was very dedicated to his students.”
Marr went on to say that Ogg brought energy and enthusiasm to teaching that the department and school will really miss. He said that Ogg was a key factor in the department’s growth due to his work with freshmen and sophomores.
“He really listened and he really cared. He took the time to talk to students and ask them about their goals. There are students who say, ‘I wouldn’t be a doctor if it wasn’t for Dr. Ogg,’” program assistant Deanna Jacobs said.
Ogg is survived by his wife, Kristin Mitchell, and his daughters Kate and Ellie.