Comments on: Wayne Knoll, long-serving professor of English, dies at the age of 80 Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:04:23 +0000 hourly 1 By: Molly Helfrich Gribbin Wed, 27 Nov 2013 02:28:00 +0000 My future husband, D.J., and I met in Professor Knoll’s 1985 Short Story Novel class We both chose his class after friends strongly recommended him. He was energetic and loved the humanities, but specifically English as it drew them all together. A couple years later, after we had married and before kids, we bumped into him at the Kennedy Center. Before we knew it, Professor Knoll was treating us to a late night snack. What a treasured soul! We went on to have 7 children and that was the last time I remember visiting the Kennedy Center Roof Top Terrace post performance. I will read my first Faulkner book in his honor.