Passing of Emeritus Professors Catron and Dufort

by on January 22, 2018

Professor David Catron

Two of the WFU Department of Psychology founding professors passed away in the past several months.

Professor Emeritus David W. Catron came to Wake Forest University in 1963 in the Center for Psychological Services. He was a founding member of the department of psychology where he taught for 33 years. Dr. Catron was awarded a Senior Fulbright Lecturer position in Malaysia where he lived with his family for a year. He was a published scholar, a dedicated teacher, and a cherished colleague.


Professor Robert Dufort

Professor Emeritus Robert Dufort came to Wake Forest University in 1961 and retired in 1999.  He was the first Director of Graduate Studies in our department and served in this position from 1964 to 1983. He was instrumental in growing our recognized M.A program. Dr. Dufort was a respected researcher in the area of learning and published a body of research on topics such as verbal learning, instrumental and classical conditioning and hunger.

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