An associate dean at the American University in Cairo was killed on Thursday in Baghdad when a roadside bomb exploded near his car as he was returning from meetings at an Iraqi university. Stephen Everhart, an associate professor of finance and associate dean at the business school, was working as a consultant for the U.S. Agency for International Development, helping to develop entrepreneurship education in Iraq. According to the Associated Press, Mr. Everhart and others were coming back from a visit to a satellite office of Mustansiriyah University, in eastern Baghdad.
“The entire AUC community mourns the tragic and untimely death of Dr. Stephen Everhart,” said the university’s president, Lisa Anderson, in a written statement. “A dedicated member of our community and a model representative of our university, Steve worked with skill, humor, and unflagging devotion to utilize the resources of AUC to nurture entrepreneurs and business leaders across the Middle East, and particularly, of course, in Egypt.”