Psychology Department Mourns the Loss of Professor Richard L. Marsh
The Psychology Department is mourning the death of Dr. Richard Marsh, who passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2010. Rich had been in declining health in recent months, but up through the end of the spring semester he was continuing his wonderfully productive research on human learning and memory, training his graduate and undergraduate lab team, and continuing his prolific publication rate. Rich served as Associate Editor of the prestigious journal Memory & Cognition, and was a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society, as well as serving as the Chair of our Cognitive-Experimental Program. In his 17 years in the Psychology department he received a record nine teaching awards at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. To commemorate Rich's extraordinary commitment to mentoring students, we are creating the Richard L. Marsh Mentoring Award in his name, to be awarded annually to a faculty member and graduate student who show extraordinary commitment to research mentoring; the graduate student award will also carry a cash stipend. Information on donating to this memorial award will be posted shortly. Rich has been a pillar of our department since his arrival in 1993, and he will be sorely missed.