Long time ISEB member Professor Emeritus Lou Smith passed away at the end of January, 2020. He was often presenter at ISEB meetings and a frequent contributor to Vitae Scholasticae. He was Professor Emeritus at Washington University in St. Louis and the author of the "Biographical Method" chapter in Denzin and Lincoln's Handbook of Qualitative Research (1994). The University of South Carolina Museum of Education selected Smith and Geoffrey's The Complexities of an Urban Classroom (1968) as a "Book of the Century." Lou was 90 at the time of his death.

If you wish to remember Lou and his contribution to ISEB, consider making a donation or providing a graduate student scholarship to the this year's conference in St. Louis, his home town.