The Department of English notes, with great sadness, the death of Leon Gatlin on October 3, 2019. Prof. Gatlin joined UNC Charlotte's English Department in 1966 and remained a member of the faculty until his retirement in 2001. A native of North Carolina, Leon earned his B.A. and M.A. in English from Wake Forest and his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. A specialist in British literature, Leon developed and regularly taught many of the British literature courses offered by the department. He also contributed to the department's writing program and served as the Director of the UNC Charlotte Writing Project for a number of years. He will be missed by colleagues and students alike.