Donald Peterson, Retired Faculty, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, died on November 02, 2007. Dr. Peterson was the first dean of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology.
A memorial event is being planned.
In 1975, Professor Peterson became the first dean of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University, where he remained until and beyond retirement in 1989.
He was author, co-author or co-editor of several books, including "The Clinical Study of Social Behavior," "Close Relationships," "History of Psychotherapy," and "Educating Professional Psychologists." In 1983, he received the American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Psychology as a Professional Practice, and in 1989 the APA Award for Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology.
He leaves behind his wife, Jane of Highland Park; two sons and their wives, Jeffrey and Roberta and Roger and Sheila; two daughters, Wendy and Lisa Peterson; and two stepsons and their wives, John and Cynthia and Jay and Margie Salmon.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Academic Excellence Fund, Grad. School Of Applied & Professional Psychology, 152 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854.