Kemper, Robert Van 11/21/1945 ~ 11/08/2013 In Loving Memory On Your Birthday Van was born in San Diego, CA, and passed away in Dallas, TX after a year-long battle with multiple myeloma and amyloidosis. Van graduated from Helix High School in La Mesa in 1962, received his B.A. from UC Riverside (1966), his M.A. (1969), and his Ph.D. (1971) in Anthropology, at UC Berkeley. He enjoyed a 41-year academic career at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, serving as Professor and Department Chair in Anthropology. Van taught in other countries, and, as part of his urban studies, traveled to Mexico for research for 40 years. In addition to teaching numerous different courses in Anthropology, Business, Theology, Law, the Arts, and Bilingual Education (English/Spanish), he received his M. Div. Degree (1999) and was a minister in several North Dallas Presbyterian churches.