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Paul T. Mountjoy

May 29, 2001

Paul T. Mountjoy, professor emeritus of psychology, died May 22 in Kalamazoo. He was 76.

A WMU faculty member from 1964 until 1986, Mountjoy headed the Department of Psychology from 1967-71, as acting chairperson for one year and then as chairperson. He was active in WMU's Faculty Senate and appeared in the 1972 edition of "Who's Who in America."

A widely published scholar, he held a long-term research grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. He served for many years as managing editor of the Psychological Record and was the author or coauthor of several books, including "The Experimental Analysis of Social Behavior," which included contributions from B.F. Skinner and other noted psychologists.

Mountjoy earned his bachelor's degree from Lawrence University and his master's and doctoral degrees from Indiana University. He was a World War II Air Force veteran.

A memorial service will be held in Kanley Chapel beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 23.

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