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Loren S. Barritt
Regent's Proceedings 341

Loren S. Barritt, Ph.D., professor of education in the School of Education, retired from active faculty status on May 31, 2000, following thirty-six years of service.

Professor Barritt received his A.B. degree from Blackburn College in 1958 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Indiana University in 1961 and 1964, respectively. He joined the faculty of the University of Michigan School of Education in 1964 as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 1968 and professor in 1973. During the 1973-74 academic year Professor Barritt held a Senior Fulbright Lectureship at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. He worked at the Netherlands Institute for Basic Research on a visitors grant in 1978-79 and was awarded a research grant by the Dutch Ministry of Education in 1985-86.

Professor Barritt served on a number of committees within the School of Education. At the University level, he served on the Budget Priorities Committee, the Faculty Senate Assembly, and was vice president of the University chapter of the AAUP. He taught courses in educational psychology and human development, and his strong mentoring skills were highly valued by students.

Professor Barritt also worked extensively in the community, as evidenced by his involvement in the planning and maintenance of the New School in Ann Arbor. Through his dedication to the art and science of teaching, Professor Barritt brought together a diverse group of people-from the University, from the public schools, from the city of Ann Arbor, from as far as the Netherlands-and encouraged them to think about teaching in new and exciting ways and to share those thoughts and ideas with each other and with the community.

Professor Barritt maintained memberships in the American Educational Research Association, the American Anthropological Association, the Netherlands America University League, and the American Association of University Professors. His articles appeared in Review of Education, Phenomenology and Pedagogy, American Educational Research Journal, and College Composition and Communication, among others.

The Regents now salute this distinguished scholar by naming Loren S. Barritt professor emeritus of education.