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Robert Dale

Professor - Psychology Psychology - LAS


I was born in Montreal, PQ Canada in 1950 and grew up in Bermuda between 1951-1967. I earned a BS in physics at McGill University in Canada in 1971 and a BA in experimental psychology at Oxford University in England in 1973 (Rhodes Scholarship). After an MA in experimental psychology at Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS Canada) in 1975, I earned a PhD in experimental psychology at The University of Western Ontario (London, ON Canada) in 1979 and then spent two years at Duke University on a postdoctoral fellowship.

Work Experience:

After working for one year at Concordia University in Montreal (1981-82), I earned tenure at the University of Southeastern Louisiana (1982-1989), then moved to my current position at Butler University in Indianapolis (1989- ). I have been the Department Chair three times, but was released for good behavior.

Research Interests:

Animal Behavior (especially elephant behavior) and the History of Psychology (particularly gender differences in employment as professional psychologists between 1900-1950).

Personal History:

Married since 1976 to a remarkable woman; two gainfully employed (and wonderful) children; pretty good life.