Donald R. Peterson, professor emeritus, served on the faculty of the
Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois
(Urbana-Champaign) from 1952 to 1974, where he was director of clinical
training and founder of the first doctor of psychology program. In
1975, he joined the faculty of the Graduate School of Applied and
Professional Psychology as its first dean. Retired in 1989, Dr.
Peterson is still actively engaged in writing, research, and practice
in the education of professional psychologists and the reduction of
social prejudice. Among other honors, he has received APA awards for
Distinguished Contributions to the Practice of Psychology (1983) and
for Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and Training in
Psychology (1989), the American Psychological Foundation`s Rosalee G.
Weiss Award for Outstanding Contributions to Psychology, and the first
award from the National Council of Schools of Professional Psychology
for Distinguished Contributions to Education in Professional Psychology