Bernreuter Lecture Series

The Robert G. Bernreuter Lecture Series was established in 1983 with funds contributed primarily by Dr. Bernreuter’s friends and former students. In honor of Robert G. Bernreuter, a member of the Penn State faculty and staff from 1931 until his retirement in 1966 as Vice President for Student Affairs Emeritus, this fund provides for an annual lecture(s) on topical subjects of interest relating to school psychology.

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In the picture above, taken in 1986, Professor Bernreuter is shown presenting a framed letter to Joseph L. French, then Director of the School Psychology Clinic, and faculty clinic supervisors Mary Ellen Sabatino, Mary Gail Becker, and Robert Hale. This letter, dated October 27, 1937, acknowledges approval of the Psychoeducational clinic (founded by Bernreuter) at Penn State "as a mental clinic for the examination of school children" by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Instruction. In the background is a picture of the architect's conception of the 3-story Center for Educational Diagnosis and Remediation (CEDAR), the facility which now houses faculty who teach and supervise functions started by Bernreuter in the 1930’s–school and educational psychology, counseling, and special education.

Bernreuter Lecturers

Year

Lecturer

2016

George DuPaul (Lehigh)

2015

Scott Poland (Florida)

2014

Howard Knoff (Arkansas)

2013

Dewey Cornell (Virginia)

2012

Sandra Christenson (Minnesota)

2011

Susan Swearer (Nebraska)

2010

Russell Gersten (Oregon)

2009

Beth Doll (Nebraska)

2008

James Ysseldyke (Minnesota)

2007

Stephen N. Elliott (Vanderbilt)

2005

Mark Shinn (National Louis)

2004

Roland Good III (Oregon)

2003

Daniel F. Reschly (Vanderbilt)

2002

William W. Purkey (North Carolina)

2001

Linda Goldman (Ctr for Loss & Grief Therapy

2000

William R. Jenson (Utah)

1999

Terry Gutkin (Nebraska)

1999

Mark Greenberg (Penn State)

1998

Robert E. Slavin (Johns Hopkins)

1998

Cecil Mercer (Florida)

1997

George Albee

1996

Gerald Bracey (Phi Delta Kappan)

1994

Daniel J. Reschly (Iowa State)

1993

Cheryl L. Keenan (Pennsylvania Department of Education)

1992

Frank Farley (Wisconsin)

1992

William Logan (PA Assoc of Elementary & Secondary Schools)

1991

Irwin A. Hyman (Temple)

1990

Jan N. Hughes (Texas A & M)

1989

James Tucker (PA Department of Education)

1988

Janet Graden (Cincinnati)

1987

Sarah Sparrow (Yale)

1986

Robert L. Thorndike (Columbia)

1985

Edward Zigler (Yale)

1984

Dale B. Harris (Penn State)

1983

Theodore R. Vallance (Penn State)

1982

Joseph L. French (Penn State)

1983

Theodore R. Vallance (Penn State)

1982

Joseph L. French (Penn State)