Date: October 17, 2011
Time: 4:10PM to 5:10PM
Location: Room 241 Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, One Magnolia Circle
"Al Baumeister: Tribute to a Feisty Academic"
William MacLean, Jr., Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of Wyoming; Executive Director, Wyoming Institute for Disabilities
This lecture will begin with a tribute to Alfred Baumeister’s numerous contributions to the field of intellectual disabilities. Al was a prolific researcher and national spokesperson on a variety of issues central to the field. He was a former director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and professor of Psychology, emeritus. Perhaps his greatest legacy is the many undergraduate and graduate students who worked with him. MacLean was one of Al’s students at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University from 1976-1980. The two collaborated on research related to stereotyped and self-injurious behavior until 1996. MacLean will summarize that early work and describe how it led to his current research on the development of self-injurious behavior in young children.
MacLean is professor of psychology at the University of Wyoming and executive director of the Wyoming UCEDD. A former Vanderbilt faculty member and co-director of the VKC mental retardation research training program, MacLean also served as editor of the American Journal on Mental Retardation from 2002-2008 and a member of the NIH Human Development and Aging Study Section from 2000-2004.
A reception will follow the presentation.
No registration is necessary.
Amy Pottier, (615) 322-8144