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Jacqueline Boklan Paulson ’48

November 1, 2018, in New York City.

A pioneer in the development of curriculum for prevention of child abuse and neglect in teacher education, Jacqueline came to Reed from New York City. She was here a year and met her spouse, Harry Murphy ’40, whom she later divorced. Jacqueline earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from UCLA and then a master’s in psychology from the College of Staten Island.

For many years, she was an associate professor at the College of Staten Island, one of the four-year senior colleges within the City University of New York system. Jacqueline specialized in and coordinated early childhood education specialization, and presented a paper on the prevention of child abuse at the International Congress for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect in Paris in 1982.

Of her year at Reed, Jacqueline said, “What keeps me loyal to Reed after 50 years was the thrill and delight to be in a college environment that respected and encouraged intelligent and intellectual pursuits.” She continued to contribute to the college.

She later married Alfred Paulson and is survived by her children, Theodora, William, John, and Julia.

Appeared in Reed magazine: June 2019

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