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Professor’s dedication, compassion praised at reception

May 12, 2010

Dr. Scott unwraps commemorative plate presented by President James Doti during retirement reception.

Colleagues, former students, friends and well-wishers filled Argyros Forum at a Tuesday reception to celebrate the career and work of Ronald L. Scott, Ph.D., professor, Schmid College of Science, department of psychology.

President James Doti praised Dr. Scott for his dedication and recited these words from William Faulkner as tribute, saying one is “immortal not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.” Those words “describe Ron to a T,” Doti said.

Steven L. Schandler, Ph.D., professor, spoke at length about Dr. Scott’s work and contributions, especially as a dynamic teacher.

“He understands the young mind and the young growing mind and he knows how to nourish it,” Dr. Schandler said.

Scott, a leading researcher and expert in psychological assessment with emphasis on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2 and MMPI-A), psychology’s most frequently used test of personality and psychopathology, retires after 31 years at Chapman.

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