Homer E. Favor, a former professor of economics at Morgan State University in Baltimore, has died from heart disease at the Baltimore-Washington Medical Center. He was 88 years old.
Dr. Favor was a native of Pittsburgh and earned bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees at the University of Pittsburgh. He joined the faculty at Morgan State University in 1956 as an assistant professor of economics. In 1963, he founded the Urban Studies Institute at Morgan State. The program later became the School of Urban Studies and Human Development and Dr. Favor served as dean from 1973 to 1982.
Dr. Favor retired from Morgan State in 2001. After retiring from teaching, he served on the board of advisers for Sojourner-Douglass College.