After an MS in Psychology from CSULA in 1963, I earned a UCSB Ph.D. in Biological Science in 1970 while working for Human Factors Research Inc. (HFR), a contract research organization, where I became Vice President for R&D. In 1977, I accepted a fellowship to the Swiss Federal Institute for Technology and remained in Europe for 21 years, getting better and better jobs in the fascinating field of Psychopharmacology. In 1986, I became the first Professor of Experimental Psychopharmacology at Dutch University of Maastricht and worked there with outstanding colleagues and students until I retired back to Santa Barbara in 1998. I taught at UCSB, and was also appointed Staff Psychopharmacologist at Tri-Counties Regional Center for the Developmentally Disabled, where I still am. I monitor the effectiveness and safety of TCRC's clients' medication. Leacy and I will shortly celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary in our Solvang home with five children and nine grandchildren, all are doing fine.
Arnold M. Golub
completed graduate school and post-doctoral training on the east coast and settled in Sacramento, CA. where I taught and did research for half of my career and was a department chair or a university administrator for the other half of my career. I am proud of having chaired the Department of Psychology at the California State University Sacramento for four different and non-sequential three-year terms over a three-decade period and also served in the university's administration for six years. In May, 2010, I fully retired and am still living in Sacramento, CA.
BA. Earned his Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University (1968) and joined the faculty at the University of Utah (1968-1977) where he became Associate Professor of Psychology. Left academia to work for the US Virgin Islands Health Service (1977-1980) and then for Kaiser Permanente (1980 - 2009) in Northern California, where he also earned an MBA from St. Mary's College (1997). Retired as a Service Director for Kaiser (2009) and currently serves as an adoptions counselor for an animal rescue foundation and a Parks Commissioner in Danville, California. Married to Sherry Lemmon for 34 years. Three children: Jeremy Proctor, a UC Berkeley graduate; Eliot Proctor, a West Point graduate and Captain, US Army; and Emily Proctor, a UCSB Communications major graduate.
Completed a Ph.D. at Michigan and post-doctoral training on the east coast before settling in Sacramento, CA, where I taught and did research for half of my career and was a department chair or university administrator for the other half . I am proud of having chaired the Department of Psychology at CSU Sacramento for four different and non-sequential three-year terms over a three-decade period. I also served in the university's administration for six years. In May, 2010, I fully retired and am still living in Sacramento.
Samuel R. Newcom
I attended U.C. (Berkeley and Santa Barbara) from 1961-65, but did not apply for graduation until 2005. I received my M.D. from U.S.C. in 1969 and served on the faculty at UCSF, Oregon, and Emory University. I am currently Professor of Medicine, Emeritus at Emory. As a Hematologist/Medical Oncologist my education in Psychology has been useful during multiple interactions with seriously ill patients as well as the teaching of medical students, housestaff, and community physicians. My UCSB acquired facility in handling rats and mice was quite useful in several published research experiments including the production of Rheumatoid Factor in NZB/NZW mice, grafting of leukemia cells in the brains of Nu/Nu mice, and the analysis of growth factor production and gene expression in Hodgkin’s lymphoma cells.
Meredith Born (formerly Puterbaugh)
After a 20-year marriage which started before graduation, I returned to graduate school at John F. Kennedy University in 1990, getting an MA in Counseling Psychology. I was licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in 1999. I’m now seeing fewer clients, but I still adore doing therapy. I’m living happily in Santa Cruz, enjoying the abundant natural beauty of the area.
Finished a MA in Psychology from Pepperdine in 1972, a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from USC in 1979. Have been working as a school psychologist for the ABC Unified School District for the last 30 years. During that time I have taught graduate classes for both Pepperdine and USC, am currently an adjunct professor at USC, and teaching in their Masters program in the School of Education. Presently living in Los Angeles, have one daughter who is in her last year of a doctoral program in Neuroscience at USC.
Completed a UCSB Ph.D. in Sociology in 1972. Au- thor of: Surviving Your Dissertation: A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process (3rd. Ed.) Sage, 2007 (with Kjell Rudestam) and Your Statis- tical Consultant: Answers to Your Data Analysis Questions, Sage, 1999 (with Kjell Rudestam). Lives in Capistrano Beach, CA after retiring from California State University Fullerton.
Donald D. Wilson
After 38 years as a Senior Partner in a respected Los Angeles litigation firm, Don and wife Cindy are looking forward to retirement (in a few years) at their ranch in San Luis Obispo County with their horses and dogs.
BA, Psychology. I retired after 32 years as teacher and counselor in El Monte and Los Alamitos high schools. My wife Karen and I are loving life, splitting time between Palm Desert, Mission Viejo and cruise ships.
He earned an MA at SF State and a Ph.D. in community psychology at NYU. While in San Francisco, he worked first as house manager for Huckleberry's for Runaways and then as research associate at the Haight Ashbury Research Project. From NYU, he went into survey research, first at Yankelovich in NYC, then at Abt Associates in Massachusetts. He returned to NYC first to run market research for HBO and then as VP of marketing for Cinemax. He left HBO in 2000 to start his own marketing consulting practice serving a range of internet-based companies primarily in health-related fields. Rick is currently president of the New York American Marketing Association and lives in Greenwich, CT.
retired on February 1, 2012 as Kentucky River Senior Regional Epidemiologist serving 8 counties in Southeast Kentucky. Continue to teach online part-time as Adjunct Faculty for the Behavioral Sciences Department, Drury University, Springfield, Missouri. I continue to serve as part-time community health consultant for the University of Kentucky, Appalachian Community Cancer Network and reappointed a Assistant Professor (voluntary) with the College of Medicine and College of Public Health at the University of Kentucky. Our son Jeremy begins his third year as a surgical resident in Urology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center this summer. Our second grandson is expected later this summer.
My interest in teaching Psychology began during my undergraduate years at UCSB when I began working part-time for Dr. Walter Gogel in his Psychology Laboratory. I developed an appreciation for the scientific method and excitement for psychological research in his laboratory and in my own laboratory studies of operant conditioning with the new "Skinner Boxes" and neuropsychology research involving the hypothalamus in laboratory rats. Dr. Gogel spent a great deal of time with me during these years discussing psychology, research and some of the "big" issues of life while serving as my teacher and mentor.
Following my graduation from CSU Dominguez Hills with an M.A. In Behavioral Science in 1970 I was appointed as Instructor of Psychology from 1970-973 at Holy Names College in Oakland, California. I was one of two full time faculty members at that time and responsible for establishing the Psychology Learning Laboratory with "Skinner Boxes" and teaching all of the Experimental Psychology courses as well as the History of Psychology and Introductory Psychology.
In 1975 I earned the M.P.H. In Public Health Education at the University of California, Berkeley. I taught part time for a few years in Bay Area community colleges and then launched my 35 year public health career as Public Health Education Specialist with the District Seven Health Department in Idaho Falls, Idaho. I have since served as senior executive officer for local health departments and federally qualified community health centers in Idaho, Washington, Missouri, Kansas and Kentucky. My last eight years of service as Senior Regional Epidemiologist were with the Kentucky River District Health Department in Hazard, Kentucky.
I am grateful for the opportunity to have studied and graduated from UC Santa Barbara. These years of study helped provide a firm foundation for my professional and my personal life.
After graduating from UCSB with a B.A. in Psychology, I got a Ph.D. from MIT in brain sciences and went on to an academic career in neuroscience. I became a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSD School of Medicine doing basic studies on neurotransmitters. In 1996 I moved to NIMH to become Director of the Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science, overseeing grant funding in those program areas. I was also responsible for interfacing the politics and science of autism across the federal government. I am now retired and live in Bethesda, Maryland. I am (almost) as busy as ever.
Gregory (Greg) Cermak
Gregory got a Ph.D. in psychology at Stanford in 1972. Spent his career in industrial research, first at the General Motors Research Labs, then at the GTE/Verizon/Verizon Wireless Labs. Retired in 2010. His specialty was applied psychophysics: human response to traffic noise, air quality, visible paint quality, IP telephony, and video quality. Research topics included human response to pollution caused by automobiles and trucks at GM, and perceived voice quality and video quality over telecommunication channels at GTE/Verizon. Also published regarding methods for collecting and analyzing consumer data from the lab and from surveys. He currently is retired, living in a village in England, and improving his change-ringing.
Jud attended Navy OCS and spent 3 1/2 years in submarines in the Pacific. He married Ildiko in 1971. After active duty, he attended law school, externed for the California Supreme Court, and clerked for two law firms. Practiced civil litigation in San Francisco for 5 years, became a partner in an east bay law firm, then founded his own practice in 1988. Still practices civil litigation and trial work in Pleasanton. Chaired a California State Bar Section, was President of the Alameda County Bar Association, and served as Judge Pro Tem for the Alameda County Superior Court. Currently serves in the American Bar Association House of Delegates and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the National Conference of Bar Presidents. Jud remained in the Naval Reserve, completing his service as a Rear Admiral, Deputy Commander for the Atlantic Submarine Force, and Director, Submarine Reserve, before retiring in 2001. Two wonderful children: Nate is a Lieutenant Junior Grade in the Navy jet flight training program and Lauren is a Communication major junior at UC Davis. Ildiko is a Personal Shopper for the Walnut Creek Nordstrom.
Riccardo (Ric) Nargie
After UCSB I attended San Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN) in the School Psychology Program. Upon graduating in 1971 I was hired by the Conejo Valley School District and served as a School Psychologist for approximately 13 years. Along the way I picked up my Educational Psychologist license as well as a couple of administrative credentials. After the thirteen years with Conejo, I was hired by the Ventura Unified School District as Director of Pupil Services / Special Education and have been in this position to date.