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James C. Lingoes
Regents' Proceedings 292

James C. Lingoes, associate research scientist at the Computing Center and professor emeritus of psychology, retired from active faculty status on December 31, 1985.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Professor Lingoes received his A.B. degree in 1949 from the University of California at Berkeley following overseas service during World War II. During a post-baccalaureate year of clinical training at the College of the Pacific and for an ensuing six years, he held a variety of clinical and research positions at medical and psychological facilities in the San Francisco Bay area. In 1957, he entered Michigan State University, where he completed his Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology and quantitative methods in 1960.

Professor Lingoes joined the University of Michigan faculty that same year as assistant professor of psychology and as research associate in the Computing Center. This combination of affiliations continued until his retirement, with promotions to associate professor and professor coming in 1964 and 1974, respectively, and to associate research scientist in 1973. His rare combination of skills and expertise in clinical diagnostic methods and in multivariate quantitative analysis was thus reflected both in his university appointments and in his professional and scholarly activities throughout his academic career.

Professor Lingoes provided invaluable assistance and consultation to literally hundreds of students and colleagues, often personally writing needed subroutines or adapting entire programs for their benefit. His own work in the area of non-metric scaling of multivariate data and in the development of increasingly powerful versions of his smallest-space analysis methods earned him world-wide recognition as a leading authority in this burgeoning area of research methodology. Well over 100 articles, invited presentations and book-length treatments served to inform social and behavioral scientists around the globe of the most recent developments to emerge from his work at the University of Michigan, as well as with collaborators elsewhere in the states and abroad.

The Regents now salute this distinguished faculty member by naming James C. Lingoes Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Associate Research Scientist Emeritus in the Computing Center.