SHANKLAND, ROBERT SHERWOOD (11 Jan. 1908-5 Mar. 1982), physicist-educator and noted acoustical designer, was born in Willoughby, Ohio, to Frank N. and Margaret Jane Wedlock Shankland. After graduating from Willoughby High School, he attended Case School of Applied Science, receiving a B. S. in 1929 and an M.S. in 1933. He then went to the University of Chicago, teaching there until 1935 when he received his Ph.D. in Physics.
Shankland returned to Case in 1937 and rose rapidly through the academic ranks, becoming chairman of the Physics Department in 1940 and the Ambrose Swasey Professor of Physics in 1941. He resigned as chairman in 1958 but continued to teach until he retired in 1976. During
Shankland married Hilda C. Kinnison in Philadelphia 15 June 1931. They had 5 children: Sherwood, Ruth (Fielder), Dorothy (Eisenhour), and twins Lois (McIntyre) and Ava (Prebys). After his wife's death in Sept. 1970, Shankland married Eleanor Newlin. Shankland is buried in Willoughby Cemetery.