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Dr Bradley Duke Carter

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Dr Bradley Duke Carter

  • Birth 2 Nov 1943 Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
  • Death 16 Jan 2005 Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Starkville, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, USA
  • Memorial ID 24329925

Bradley D. Carter, 61, loving father, husband, and friend, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005, after a long illness.

Dr. Carter was born on Nov. 2, 1943, to Alice Runge Carter and Walter S. Carter, who preceded him in death. He was raised in Olive Branch, Mississippi, and graduated from Olive Branch High School in 1961. He studied Industrial Engineering at Mississippi State (B.S. and M.S.) and the University of Arkansas (Ph.D.).

In 1971, he joined the computer science faculty at Mississippi State, where he had a long and distinguished career.

In 1980, Dr. Carter was asked to serve as head of the Department of Computer Science, a position he held until 1989. During this time, the department expanded from five to 16 faculty members, became one of the first computer science programs in the country to be accredited and moved to a newly renovated building.

In 1995, Dr. Carter was asked to join the university's National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center as education coordinator, serving as graduate coordinator of the center's interdisciplinary graduate program in computational engineering. In 1996, he became deputy director, as well as education coordinator. In the fall of 2000, the provost and president invited Dr. Carter to serve as the university's first chief information officer with the title, associate provost for information services.

Dr. Carter served as the university's first Chief Information Officer with the title, Associate Provost for Information Services. After retiring in 2003, Dr. Carter became the first director of the University of Kentucky Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments in Lexington, Kentucky. Under his leadership, the center has become a leading research organization in a broad variety of virtual environment projects funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the National Science Foundation and private corporations.

Dr. Carter is survived by his wife, Nancy M. Cox; his two daughters from his previous marriage to Genevieve M. Carter (deceased), Elizabeth D. Carter of Nashville, Tenn., and Helen T. Carter of Lexington, Ky.; a brother, Walter S. Carter (Corky) of Auburn, Ala.; and a sister, Barbara Carter Van Eaton (Barbie), of Memphis, Tenn.

Arrangements are being made by Welch's Funeral Home in Starkville, Miss. The visitation will be between 1 and 2:15 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Starkville, with a graveside ceremony at Oddfellows Cemetery immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to The Bradley D. Carter Memorial Scholarship in Computer Science, MSU Development Office, c/o Blake Hudson, P.O. Box 9544, Mississippi State, MS 39762, The Dr. Bradley D. Carter Workshop Series, UK Visualization Center, 1 Quality St., Suite 800, Lexington, KY 40507-1464, or the charity of choice.


Published in The Greenville News: 01-18-2005


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Bradley Duke Carter (2 Nov 1943–16 Jan 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24329925, citing Odd Fellows Cemetery, Starkville, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Mike & Kay (contributor 46901741) .