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Loyola University Chicago Appoints Internationally Known Scientist to the Maude C. Clarke Chair in Humanistic Psychology
August 2, 2005, Chicago, IL Loyola University Chicago is pleased to announce James Garbarino, Ph.D., will hold the Maude C. Clarke Chair in Humanistic Psychology in the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts & Sciences.
“Dr. Garbarino is internationally known and is one of the nation’s most prolific and respected behavioral scientists,” said Isiaah Crawford, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “His scholarship on child and adolescent development and mental health care has shaped many of the social policies we have in place to protect and promote the psychological health of America’s youth. We are absolutely delighted to welcome Dr. Garbarino to our academic community.”
Dr. Garbarino often serves as an expert resource for the mass media, including NBC’s “Dateline” and “the Today Show,” ABC’s Nightline and national news, CNN’s Larry King Show, PBS, NPR, Newsweek and Time magazines, the New York Times, and many others. He received the American Psychological Association’s award for distinguished contributions to public service in 1989 in recognition of his efforts to improve the quality of public debate about issues of child and adolescent development and well-being. In 2003 he received the Outstanding Service to Children award from the Chicago Association for the Education of Young Children.
Previously, Dr. Garbarino was the Elizabeth Lee Vincent Professor of Human Development and Co-Director of the Family Life Development Center at Cornell University. From 1985-1994, he was president of Chicago’s Erikson Institute for Advanced Study in Child Development. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and has served as consultant or advisor to a wide range of organizations, including the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse, the National Institute for Mental Health, the American Medical Association, the National Black Child Development Institute, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect, and the FBI. He also serves as an expert witness in criminal cases involving issues of violence and trauma.
“I am delighted to be joining the Loyola university faculty, a university known for its commitment to social justice and academic excellence. I am also excited to be returning to Chicago to take up the cause of developing and promoting solutions to the many problems facing our children, youth, and families.”
In 1991 he undertook missions for UNICEF to assess the impact of the Gulf War upon children in Kuwait and Iraq, and has served as a consultant for programs serving Vietnamese, Bosnian and Croatian children. He earned his B.A. from St. Lawrence University in 1968 and his Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University in 1973.
Loyola’s Department of Psychology is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in psychological research, teaching, and service to students, the university, and wider communities. The Department of Psychology is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, Loyola’s largest college.
About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870 and is among the largest of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Loyola has a total enrollment of 14,000 students, which includes 8,500 undergraduates, hailing from all 50 states, as well as 82 foreign counties. The University has four campuses, three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola’s nine schools and colleges include: arts and sciences, business administration, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 52 undergraduate majors, 59 master’s degrees and 36 doctoral degrees. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the “top national universities” and “best values” in its annual publications. For more information, please visit our web site at www.luc.edu.