Biographical Data

Age:

69 (born January 27, 1948, Glendale, CA; Los Angeles Metropolitan Area)

Ancestry:

Scottish, English, Serbian, and French-Canadian (i.e., Gàidhlig, West Germanic, South Slavic, and Gallo Romance); one quarter each

Education:

Occidental College B.A. 1970       June 14 Psychology  
Harvard University M.A. 1973       June 13 Social Psychology  
Harvard University Ph.D. 1975       March 10 Social Psychology  

N.B.: Actually, the M.A. and Ph.D. are both written entirely in Latin, and hence the degrees were not really in “social psychology” but rather in some obscure Latin translation.

Academic Appointments:

2016 Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of California, Davis (to present);
2013 Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Iowa [details];
2004 Distinguished Professor (Above Scale), University of California, Davis (to 2016) [details];
1985 Professor, University of California, Davis (to 2004);
1985 Visiting Research Psychologist, Institute for Personality Assessment and Research, University of California, Berkeley;
1980 Associate Professor, University of California, Davis (to 1985);
1976 Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis (to 1980);
1974 Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas (to 1976);
1971 Teaching Fellow, Introductory Psychology and Social Psychology, Harvard University (to 1973);
1969 Section Leader, History of Civilization, Occidental College (to 1970).

Scholastic Awards and Achievements:

HARVARD UNIVERSITY:
Doctoral General Exams passed “with Distinction” (top in class, 1972, Social Psychology Program);
Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation (1970-72);
Fellow, Danforth Foundation (1970-74).

OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE:
Phi Beta Kappa (1970);
Magna Cum Laude (High Honors in Psychology, 1970);
Psi Chi (International Honorary Society in Psychology , 1969);
99+ Percentile on Graduate Record Examination Psychology Subject Test (1969);
Arnston Memorial Award for essay contest regarding “Man’s Place and Function in the Universe” (1969);
College Scholar (1967-70);
California State Scholarship (1966-70).

JOHN H. FRANCIS POLYTECHNIC HIGH SCHOOL:
Salutatorian (Major: Science – College Preparatory, 1966; Salutatorian Address at Graduation Ceremony; 2nd in class of 256);
Three Special Awards (top in mid-year graduating class) for Science, Social Studies, and English (1966);
Ephebian Society (Los Angeles metropolitan society honoring character, leadership, community service, and scholastic achievement, 1966);
Self-Government Award (1966);
Seal Bearer (Lifetime Member, California Scholarship Federation, 1966);
Captain, Knowledge Bowl Team (1965);
Scholarquiz Award, KNXT-TV (CBS affiliate, Los Angeles; team won televised competition, 1965);
Member, California Scholarship Federation (1964-66).

RICHARD E. BYRD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL:
Graduation Speaker on theme “Light the Path to Knowledge” (1963);
Two Awards of Merit (top in mid-year graduating class) for Science and Social Studies (1963);
Sextants (Scholarship Society, 1962-63);
Junior Research Science (Los Angeles metropolitan summer program for scientific talent, 1962).