Myron Simon, a longtime English professor noted for his work in ethnic literature, died Monday, Aug. 18, at the age of 80. Simon taught at UCI for 25 years starting in 1969 and for some of that time held a joint appointment in the Department of Education because of his interest in how English is taught. He was known as an attentive professor who demanded the best from his students, said Brook Thomas, English department chair. His groundbreaking anthology of ethnic literature Ethnic Writers in America was published in 1972. He lived in University Hills at the time of his death.