06/27/2011 09:32 am ET Updated Aug 27, 2011

Stephen Everhart, Professor At American University In Cairo, Dead In Car Bomb Explosion

An associate professor at the American University in Cairo was killed on Thursday in Baghdad when his diplomatic convoy hit a road-side bomb near an Iraqi university.

Stephen Everhart, who also acted as the associate dean of the American University in Cairo School of Business, was in Baghdad acting as a short term federal consultant to foster entrepreneurship education programs in Iraqi business and finance schools.

“He was just a wonderful person and dedicated to education,” Michelle Everhart McDowell, Everhart's sister, told the Washington Post. “He was just trying to do a good thing and it went bad. He doesn’t deserve this — it’s a horrible ending to a young life.”

In a statement, the American University in Cairo memorialized Everhart for his, "warmth and intelligence, his affection for his students and colleagues, and the contributions he had already begun to make to a better Egypt."