This is the first in our new exciting series Alive In Conversation “All people deserve dignity when they die” will be a conversation with retired American Funeral Director Ron Troyer.
Over the next few months, Dr John Troyer from The University of Bath will lead a series of conversations with people from the worlds of death, dying and bereavement. Each talk will be preceded by a short tour of the cemetery. Tour at 19.00, conversation begins at 19.45.
Ron Troyer was an American Funeral Director for over thirty-five years in the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Ohio. He also taught for many years in Ohio’s Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and at the University of Minnesota’s Program in Mortuary Science (his Undergraduate alma mater). Ron Troyer also holds a Master’s Degree in Education and did pioneering work on how Funeral Directors become better at their jobs when trained in Grief and Bereavement Counselling. He taught and mentored thousands of Funeral Directors during his time in both higher education and the industry, alongside many years working with The Compassionate Friends, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome families and Parents of Murdered Children”.
Ron Troyer is Dr John Troyer’s father, so death clearly runs in the family.
Dr John Troyer is the Director of the Centre for Death and Society at the University of Bath. He is a co-founder of the Death Reference Desk website, the Future Cemetery Project and a frequent commentator for the BBC. His most recent book is Technologies of the Human Corpse (published by the MIT Press in 2019).
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