37, No. 47, Dec. 9, 2005 / Log
Retired faculty member Joseph Mannino dies
Joseph A. Mannino, UW-Green Bay associate professor emeritus of Human Biology, died at his home Thursday night. Mannino taught at UW-Green Bay from 1980 until his retirement in 2002. Fergus Hughes, interim dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, offered the following statement upon learning of Mannino's passing. "Joe Mannino, our friend and former colleague, died peacefully at his home last night. His wife Mercedes and daughter Sophia were with him at the time of his death, and Mercedes would like to thank all of Joe's friends for their support and prayers during the past four years of Joe's illness. It was Joe's wish that there be no formal services. Instead, he would like to be remembered as we knew him when was at UW-Green Bay from 1980 until 2002 — teaching his Human Biology classes, working in his laboratory, serving on committees, and jogging on the arboretum trail."
Prof. Mannino: teacher, adviser, author
A physical anthropologist, Prof. Joseph Mannino was an associate professor of Human Biology and also taught in the Anthropology discipline. He was a longtime adviser to students in the Health Science and Exercise Science emphases of Human Biology. Over the years, he wrote many letters of recommendation supporting UW-Green Bay students' applications to graduate, medical, and dental schools, and other professional programs in the health sciences. He taught many non-science majors, as well as science majors, by regularly teaching sections of Introduction to Human Biology. Prof. Mannino was the author of a textbook, "Human Biology," published in 1994. He served as chair of Human Biology from 1987 to 1990 and also served on major campus committees. He was well-known in the community for presentations on topics such as aging, exercise physiology, the immune system, and nutritional performance related to exercise.