In Memoriam: Philip Pfaff, PhD

April 5, 2018


BUFFALO, NY - Canisius is saddened to report the passing of Philip Pfaff, PhD, emeritus professor of economics and finance.  Pfaff died on February 27.  He was 81. 

A long-standing faculty member, Pfaff arrived at Canisius in 1979 and was one of the first professors to incorporate computers into the classroom.  Over the years, he taught financial modeling, portfolio analysis and statistics, and compiled an impressive list of publications including a textbook. 

A respected faculty member and colleague, Pfaff was former chair of both the Economics and Finance Department and the Faculty Senate.  He also served on numerous college-wide governance committees.