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Gilbert Earnest Mazer

Feb. 19, 2009

Gilbert Earnest Mazer, Western Michigan University professor emeritus of counselor education and counseling psychology, died July 20, 2008, in Spring Hill, Fla., it was recently learned. He was 81.

Mazer came to WMU and the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology in 1965 and retired in 1990 after 25 years of service. He was an expert in Adlerian psychology, survey research and evaluation, research design, test construction and critiquing, and personality testing and analysis.

After retiring from WMU, Mazer moved to South Carolina and later to Florida. From 1992 to 1994, he taught at the University of South Carolina and from 1992 to 1997, he worked as an independent contractor for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, doing psychological testing and evaluations.

Mazer served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a gifted artist who was a member and board member of several arts organizations. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan, a master's degree from Western Reserve University and a doctoral degree from Arizona State University.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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