Born on October 21, 1926, Nadine was 79 years old. She earned her B.A. in psychology at UCLA in 1948, her M.A.. in education at Los Angeles State U. in 1955, and her PhD in psychology at the University of Southern California in 1965. She worked for the California State Department of Education as a research consultant conducting demonstration research programs for emotionally handicapped children in 16 school districts in Southern California. In this capacity she served as a colleague of the reknowned Eli Bower, contributing much
to the efforts to establish mental health programs in the schools.
She joined the faculty at UC-Berkeley in 1964 as Director of its
School Psychology Program, and served on the Berkeley faculty to the
present. Among her distinctions she served as president of the CASPP
(1962-1963), held the Distinguished Service Award from Division 16
(1980), as well as the Division's Senior Scientist Award (2005), an
APA award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied
Psychology as a Professional Practice (1986), and in 1998-1999 she
received APA's award for Distinguished Contributions of Applications
of Psychology to Education and Training. She had also served on
and/or chaired the APA Board of Directors and the APA Board of Educational Affairs. If there was an important professional activity
or board in school psychology, Nadine was almost always involved.
She joined APA in 1956 and became a Fellow of divisions 15 and 16 in
1974. Although not a member of NASP, she was granted Honorary
Membership in NASP in 1996. She regularly attended NASP and APA
conventions and I had the pleasure of talking with her a few weeks
ago at the NASP convention in Anaheim. She was NASP's Legends in
School Psychology speaker at its 1998 convention. Her absence is an
enormous loss to the school psychology community, although her
presence will always be known. You may see a recent photo and brief
biography at her departmental website below.
A special heartfelt thanks to Tom Fagan, Historian of NASP and Division 16, for composing the above biography.
Nadine is survived by her children Jeffrey and Laura (pictured below.)
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