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Walter Emmerich ’51

Walter Emmerich ’51, September 25, 2007, at home in Princeton, New Jersey, from pancreatic cancer. Walter attended Reed for two years, earning a BA in liberal arts in 1951 and a PhD in psychology in 1956 from the University of Chicago. In 1953, he married Wilma Davis. He joined the psychology department at the University of Colorado and the child development department at Purdue University, and was a visiting professor at Princeton and Stanford universities. In 1966, he was a National Institute of Health visiting scholar at the Educational Testing Service; he then joined the ETS staff as senior research psychologist, retiring in 1997 as principal measurement specialist, emeritus. Walter continued to work as an active researcher and developer of new assessments for ETS until 2007. He was a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science. Survivors include Billie, two sons, and three granddaughters.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2008

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