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Buzz Alexander 1938–2019

Buzz alexander

We are saddened to share the news that Professor Emeritus Buzz Alexander has passed away. Buzz, husband of Stamps Professor Emerita Janie Paul, was a ground-breaking artist, educator, activist, scholar, and a leader in using creative practice to effect social change. The founder of UM’s Prison Creative Arts Program (PCAP) and professor of English, Buzz also held a faculty appointment in Stamps and was a cherished member of our community. Buzz Alexander was a remarkable individual that touched countless lives through his work and shaped arts education and activism across the globe.