“ I smile when I think of Ali. He had a very subtle way of bringing you around to his point of view- asking you to consider possibilities. He was fun and funny. I have very fond memories of traveling with Ali in India and Asia. He introduced me to shopping at Marks and Spencer (a great place to buy travel clothes - who knew!). He was always up for a nightcap in which the day was reviewed and strategy and opportunities were discussed.
In addition to being a great Dean - he was a great scholar. His work on the Globe Project was a game changer.
He cared deeply about faculty, staff and students.
My heart goes out to his family. He will be deeply missed. ”