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Wilbert James "Bill" McKeachie (born August 24, 1921) is a retired American psychologist. He served as president of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Foundation and the American Association of Higher Education. He was a longtime faculty member at the University of Michigan and is the author of a widely read textbook on college teaching.

Contents

1 Biography

1.1 Career 1.2 Honors and awards 1.3 Later life 1.4 Legacy

2 Selected works

2.1 Books

3 References

Biography[edit] Career[edit] In 1949, McKeachie earned a PhD from the University of Michigan,[1] where he joined the faculty for the rest of his career. In 1950, McKeachie distributed a manual to his teaching assistants that covered educational strategies. The manual evolved into McKeachie’s Teaching Tips.[2] McKeachie served as the 1976 president of the American Psychological Association (APA). He had been the president of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 2) in 1955-1956.[3] McKeachie was president of the American Psychological Foundation (APF) and he delivered the APF's Arthur W. Staats Lecture for Unifying Psychology in 2011.[4] He also chaired divisions of the American Association of University Professors, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Center for Social Gerontology.[5] McKeachie was an editorial board member for twenty journals. Honors and awards[edit]

E. L. Thorndike Award, APA Division 15 APA Centennial Award for Outstanding Contribution James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award, Association for Psychological Science

Later life[edit] Dr. McKeachie continued to teach until the age of 85, when he had his hips and shoulder replaced. He said that the surgeries were a result of a 50-year career as a fast-pitch softball pitcher; he cited his three softball no-hitters in 1976, the year of his APA presidency, as proud moments.[2] Legacy[edit] The Society for the Teaching of Psychology created the Wilbert J. McKeachie Teaching Excellence Award in 1980. Through 2004, it was awarded to an early career teacher or a graduate student. The award has recognized graduate students since 2005, as a separate award honors early career teaching.[6] Selected works[edit] Books[edit]

McKeachie’s Teaching Tips (1950)

References[edit]

^ Bembenutty, Hefer (October 2008). "The Teacher of Teachers Talks about Learning to Learn: An Interview with Wilbert (Bill) J. McKeachie". Teaching of Psychology. 35 (4): 363–372. doi:10.1080/00986280802390787. Retrieved June 14, 2013.  ^ a b "One on One - with Bill McKeachie" (PDF). The Psychologist. 22 (7): 648. 2009. Retrieved June 14, 2013.  ^ "Division 2 Presidents". American Psychological Association. Retrieved June 14, 2013.  ^ "Arthur W. Staats Lecture for Unifying Psychology". American Psychological Foundation. Retrieved June 14, 2013.  ^ "Wilbert McKeachie". Learning Support Centers in Higher Education. Retrieved June 14, 2013.  ^ "Excellence in Teaching Award Winners". Society for the Teaching of Psychology. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 

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Presidents of the American Psychological Association

1892–1900

G. Stanley Hall (1892) George Trumbull Ladd (1893) William James (1894) James McKeen Cattell (1895) George Stuart Fullerton (1896) James Mark Baldwin (1897) Hugo Münsterberg (1898) John Dewey (1899) Joseph Jastrow (1900)

1901–1925

Josiah Royce (1901) Edmund Sanford (1902) William Lowe Bryan (1903) William James (1904) Mary Whiton Calkins (1905) James Rowland Angell (1906) Henry Rutgers Marshall (1907) George M. Stratton (1908) Charles Hubbard Judd (1909) Walter Bowers Pillsbury (1910) Carl Seashore (1911) Edward Thorndike (1912) Howard C. Warren (1913) Robert S. Woodworth (1914) John B. Watson (1915) Raymond Dodge (1916) Robert Yerkes (1917) John Wallace Baird (1918) Walter Dill Scott (1919) Shepherd Ivory Franz (1920) Margaret Floy Washburn (1921) Knight Dunlap (1922) Lewis Terman (1923) G. Stanley Hall (1924) I. Madison Bentley (1925)

1926–1950

Harvey A. Carr (1926) Harry Levi Hollingworth (1927) Edwin Boring (1928) Karl Lashley (1929) Herbert Langfeld (1930) Walter Samuel Hunter (1931) Walter Richard Miles (1932) Louis Leon Thurstone (1933) Joseph Peterson (1934) Albert Poffenberger (1935) Clark L. Hull (1936) Edward C. Tolman (1937) John Dashiell (1938) Gordon Allport (1939) Leonard Carmichael (1940) Herbert Woodrow (1941) Calvin Perry Stone (1942) John Edward Anderson (1943) Gardner Murphy (1944) Edwin Ray Guthrie (1945) Henry Garrett (1946) Carl Rogers (1947) Donald Marquis (1948) Ernest Hilgard (1949) J. P. Guilford (1950)

1951–1975

Robert Richardson Sears (1951) J. McVicker Hunt (1952) Laurance F. Shaffer (1953) Orval Hobart Mowrer (1954) E. Lowell Kelly (1955) Theodore Newcomb (1956) Lee Cronbach (1957) Harry Harlow (1958) Wolfgang Köhler (1959) Donald O. Hebb (1960) Neal E. Miller (1961) Paul E. Meehl (1962) Charles E. Osgood (1963) Quinn McNemar (1964) Jerome Bruner (1965) Nicholas Hobbs (1966) Gardner Lindzey (1967) Abraham Maslow (1968) George Armitage Miller (1969) George Albee (1970) Kenneth B. Clark (1971) Anne Anastasi (1972) Leona E. Tyler (1973) Albert Bandura (1974) Donald T. Campbell (1975)

1976–2000

Wilbert J. McKeachie (1976) Theodore H. Blau (1977) M. Brewster Smith (1978) Nicholas Cummings (1979) Florence Denmark (1980) John J. Conger (1981) William Bevan (1982) Max Siegel (1983) Janet Taylor Spence (1984) Robert Perloff (1985) Logan Wright (1986) Bonnie Strickland (1987) Raymond D. Fowler (1988) Joseph Matarazzo (1989) Stanley Graham (1990) Charles Spielberger (1991) Jack Wiggins Jr. (1992) Frank Farley (1993) Ronald E. Fox (1994) Robert J. Resnick (1995) Dorothy Cantor (1996) Norman Abeles (1997) Martin Seligman (1998) Richard Suinn (1999) Patrick H. DeLeon (2000)

2001–Present

Norine G. Johnson (2001) Philip Zimbardo (2002) Robert Sternberg (2003) Diane F. Halpern (2004) Ronald F. Levant (2005) Gerald Koocher (2006) Sharon Brehm (2007) Alan E. Kazdin (2008) James H. Bray (2009) Carol D. Goodheart (2010) Melba J. T. Vasquez (2011) Suzanne Bennett Johnson (2012) Donald N. Bersoff (2013) Nadine Kaslow (2014) Barry S. Anton (2015) Susan H. McDaniel (2016) Antonio Puente (2017) Jessica Henderson Daniel (2018)

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E. L. Thorndike Award

Recipients of the E. L. Thorndike Award for Career Achievement in Educational Psychology

1960s

1964: Sidney L. Pressey 1965: William Brownell 1966: B. F. Skinner 1967: Lee Cronbach 1968: Cyril Burt 1969: Robert J. Havighurst

1970s

1970: John Bissell Carroll 1971: Robert L. Thorndike 1972: John C. Flanagan 1973: Benjamin Bloom 1974: Robert M. Gagné 1975: J. P. Guilford 1976: Jean Piaget 1977: David Ausubel 1978: Julian Stanley 1979: Patrick Suppes

1980s

1980: Richard C. Atkinson 1981: Jerome Bruner 1982: Robert Glaser 1983: Jeanne Chall 1984: Anne Anastasi 1985: Ernst Rothkopf 1986: Nathaniel Gage 1987: Merlin Wittrock 1988: Wilbert J. McKeachie 1989: Frank Farley

1990s

1990: Richard E. Snow 1991: Herbert Klausmeier 1992: Robert L. Linn 1993: Samuel Messick 1994: James Greeno 1995: Lee Shulman 1996: David Berliner 1997: Richard C. Anderson 1998: Lauren Resnick 1999: Albert Bandura

2000s

2000: Richard E. Mayer 2001: John D. Bransford 2002: Joel Levin 2003: Robert Sternberg 2004: G. Michael Pressley 2005: Jacquelynne Eccles 2006: Patricia Alexander 2007: Jere Brophy 2008: Bernard Weiner 2009: Carol Dweck

2010s

2010: Richard Shavelson 2011: Barry Zimmerman 2012: Keith Stanovich 2013: Sandra Graham 2014: Stephen J. Ceci 2015: Michelene Chi 2016: Edward Haertel 2

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