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ALVIN F. ZANDER, '36, M.S.P.H.'37, Ph.D.'42, Professor of Educational Psychology, joined the University faculty in 1947, and has served as Program Direc tor in the Research Center for Group Dy namics since the unit came to the Univer sity from M.I.T. in 1948. Following a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Iowa, Dr. Zander was in Research and Statistical Service, Boy Scouts of America, for two years. During the war he was an officer in the U. S. Public Health Service, assigned to the Navy as a Clinical Psychologist, and for a year and a half after the war he taught at Springfield College (Mass.) before returning to Ann Arbor. Dr. Zander is President-elect of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Is sues, and he recently completed a term as Chairman of the Board of the Unitarian Church in Ann Arbor. He and his wife, Patience, A.M. '40, have three children, Connie, Chris, and Judy.