James Jolly MBA ’63 Ph.D. ’71 was a prolific author in the field of electronics, management, and research application. He wrote more than 50 articles and books, as well as taught at California State University—Sacramento and the Naval Postgraduate School. His academic career was enhanced by more than 20 years of experience as a manager of research and development in Silicon Valley. Jolly’s consulting and research included work for the National Science Foundation, the National Academy of Science, the US Navy, and the Department of Commerce. He was also proud of his service in WWII as a Merchant Marine radio officer on ships in the Atlantic and Pacific. He took great joy in being an active amateur radio operator, receiving his license W6RWI at the age of 18 in 1939 and signing on to his last net at the age of 101. Jolly died Feb. 5, 2023.

28 Jun 2023