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Glenn Max Wingo
Regent's Proceedings 303

G. Max Wingo, Professor of Education, will retire from active faculty status at The University of Michigan on May 31, 1979.

Professor Wingo has been a member of the University community for thirty-four years. He was invited to join the School of Education faculty in 1945 to serve as Principal of the University Elementary School. He distinguished himself in that capacity, and as Director of Elementary Student Teaching until 1954. From that time until his retirement, Professor Wingo has taught History and Philosophy of Education.

He earned a B.S. degree in English and Education from Southwest Missouri State College in 1933, an M.A. degree in Social Foundations of Education from Columbia University in 1938, and a Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Education from Yale University in 1941. Before coming to the University, Professor Wingo had taught in the Sprinfield, Missouri public schools and had served as an elementary school principal in the New London, Connecticut and the Darien, Connecticut public schools.

A partial listing of Professor Wingo's major publications would include: With R. Schorling, Elementary School Student Teaching. McGraw Hill, 1st Edition 1940; 2nd Edition 1955; 3rd Edition 1960.

The Philosophy of American Education. D. C. Heath, 1st Edition 1965; 2nd Edition 1971.

With W. C. Morse, Classroom Psychology: Readings in Educational Psychology. Scott Foresman, 1st Edition 1957; 2nd Edition 1962; 3rd Edition 1971.

He is acknowledged by his colleagues as a uniquely Renaissance sort of writer and thinker, able to combine in lucid fashion the classical and modern. For many of his younger colleagues, he served as model and counselor. Students, too, sought him as a gifted teacher and sage advisor. Professor Wingo served the School of Education and the University community as a respected member of many important committees including the Executive Committee of the School, the Board in Control of Intercollegiate Athletics, and a variety of Senate advisory committees. Across the entire University community, he was recognized as one of the most distinguished spokesmen for the School of Education.

The Regents now salute this distinguished educator for his quiet, intelligent service to The University of Michigan, to his colleagues and students, and to the field of history and philosophy of education by naming him Professor Emeritus of Education.