ERIC Number: EJ975434
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
Michel Hersen and the Administration of Professional Psychology Programs
Miller, Catherine A.; Thomas, Jay C.
Behavior Modification, v36 n4 p454-461 Jul 2012
From 1997 until his retirement in 2011, Michel Hersen served as the dean of the School of Professional Psychology (SPP) at Pacific University in Oregon. Through teaching, supervision, and modeling, Michel promoted his vision of a professional school that could compete on the national stage. He grew the program from a regional focus to one with a strong national presence through careful faculty hires and by anticipating national trends in diversity issues and interprofessional education. His decisions as an administrator were sometimes counterintuitive and challenged the status quo, but they often were correct and advanced the program. His footprint as an administrator was quite large and will be difficult to fill. The SPP benefited greatly from his leadership, and it will continue to grow by following the plans he set in place for us.
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Psychology, Administrators, Program Administration, Deans, Professional Education, Teacher Selection, Decision Making, Universities, Program Development, Recognition (Achievement), Counselor Training, Educational Trends, Cultural Pluralism, Intervention
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oregon