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Dr. Les Cohen retires after 30 years at UT Psychology

Posted: May 4, 2010

Dr. Les Cohen, Professor of Developmental Psychology, will retire in June after 30 years of service.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles and was on the faculty of the University of Illinois before joining the UT Psychology Department in 1980 as a full professor. During his tenure, Dr. Cohen distinguished himself in numerous ways and has contributed at a consistently high level to the department, college, and University, including as Director of the Children's Research Lab and on the University of Texas Institutional Review Board.  At the national level, he was the founding editor of the journal Infancy and served as President for the International Society on Infant Studies from 2004-2006. 

Dr. Cohen was honored with a retirement party on Friday, May 7, 2010. Speakers at the event included Catharine Echols and Peter MacNeilage (Psychology), Randy Diehl (Dean, College of Liberal Arts) and Richard Meier (Linguistics). Students Jason Brunt, Ashley Brock, and Marianella Casasola also talked about their work with Dr. Cohen.

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