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Classroom Profile

Alvin F. Zander
The Michigan Alumnus 198

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.