Robert Oddy was a university teacher and researcher in the field of Information Science. Oddy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from the University of Durham, England. Computing has been a part of both my Oddy’s graduate education and my work ever since. I have a Master of Science degree from Durham in Computing and a Ph.D in Information Retrieval from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. Oddy taught college students at all levels, and contributed quite a few research papers to the academic literature on Information Retrieval. Oddy resigned from his Full Professorship at Syracuse University in May 1997 to devote himself to creating stained glass art.