Jeff D. Chalk III, ex-SMU Professor Who Taught Physics With Flair, Dies at 87

Jeff D. Chalk III was devoted to his students, whether lying on a bed of nails to drive home a point to non-physics majors or tirelessly working to help students seeking admission to medical or dental school.Throughout his 30-year career at Southern Methodist University, the professor strove to learn the names of all his students, even those he taught in off-site classes via electronic hookup.Chalk, 87, died Sept. 10 of natural causes at the Forum in Dallas.A memorial will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Highland Park Presbyterian Church, where he was a member.  Continue reading...

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