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JOHN ANDREW PIERCE-JONES
John Andrew Pierce-Jones, retired professor of educational psychology, died on May 13, 1979. He was 57.
Professor Pierce-Jones was born on September 4, 1921, in Shoal Lake, Manitoba, Canada. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1946 and master's and doctoral degrees from the University of California at Berkeley in 1949 and 1953, respectively.
Dr. Pierce-Jones taught at the University of Oregon. He joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 1956. He served as director of the Child Development Research and Evaluation Center for the Southwest. He also carried out major research on Project Head Start, a federal preschool preparatory program for poor children.
Professor Pierce-Jones served as editor of The Southwestern Psychologist. He was a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Educational Research Association.<signed>
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on May 24, 2001. Additional biographical sources can be found in the UT Office of Public Affairs.