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Obituary: Parker E. Lichtenstein, former Professor

Mr. Parker E. Lichtenstein, 95, of Leesburg, FL, was born on June 25, 1915 in Somerville, MA to Robert L. and Estella F. (Hyde) Lichtenstein and passed away on January 24, 2011. Mr. Lichtenstein served in the US Coast Guard during WWII (1943-1945) serving duty with the Greenland Patrol in the North Atlantic and later in actions in the South Pacific Theater. He received a BS and MS in psychology from the University of Massachusetts and a PhD from Indiana University. He studied under B.F. Skinner and Winthrop Kelloggnoted psychologists.

He served as Assistant Professor of Psychology at Antioch College in Ohio, Professor of Psychology at Denison University in Ohio, and eventually University Professor, Dean of College, and Acting President of Denison University. Additionally, he was Director of the Hubert Eaton Program for Faculty Development at the University of Redlands in California.

He was author of many articles on psychology in various professional journals and also a frequent book reviewer. His memberships include Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, American Psychological Association, Midwestern Psychological Association, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Sigma Alpha, Phi Sigma Kappa, Rotary, and American Conference of Academic Deans. He also served as a Consultant/Examiner of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and as visiting professor and Brown Foundation Fellow at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN.

He is survived by his son, Parker R. (Kathleen) Lichtenstein of Leesburg, FL; daughters, Karen R. Lichtenstein of Olympia, WA and Barbara L. Lichtenstein of Aurora, CO; grandson, Steven (Erin) Lichtenstein of Studio City, CA; and great-grandson, Keith S. Lichtenstein of Studio City, CA. He was predeceased by his wife Marion R. (Locke) Lichtenstein , April 16, 2010 and brother Robert Lichtenstein of Dallas, TX. Condolences may be left online at www.beyersfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to BEYERS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, Leesburg, FL.