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05-03-2010

Clarkson University’s Eugene Fodor to Be Named Professor Emeritus

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Psychology Professor Eugene M. Fodor will be named professor emeritus at Clarkson University’s 117th Commencement on Saturday, May 8. Fodor is being honored for 41 years of exemplary service to the University.Clarkson University’s Eugene Fodor to Be Named Professor Emeritus

Fodor has contributed important research in the field of human motivation, especially power motivation, and aspects of schizophrenia and bipolar behavior. His research has resulted in more than 30 published peer-reviewed articles and many conference presentations and papers.

Between 1983 and 1990 he served as chair of the Department of Psychology and as chair of the Faculty Senate for four years.

Fodor taught courses in group dynamics, human motivation, abnormal psychology and creativity, among others. He was honored by students as a recipient of the Outstanding Advisor Award and by alumni and fellow faculty with the Distinguished Teaching Award.

Fodor is also held in high esteem in the professional community. He served on the editorial board of The Leadership Quarterly and was a reviewer for the National Science Foundation. He has also reviewed for nine professional journals

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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