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Matthew J. Trippe
Regent's Proceedings 111

Matthew J. Trippe, Professor of Education, retired from active faculty status on October 31, 1987.

A native of Mt. Morris, New York, Professor Trippe received his B.A. degree from St. Lawrence University in 1944, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Syracuse University in 1951 and 1958, respectively.

Professor Trippe came to The University of Michigan as Professor of Education after a long and successful career at Syracuse University, George Peabody College for Teachers and the U.S. Office of Education. Soon after joining the School of Education he assumed the roles of Special Education Chairperson and Director of The University of Michigan Fresh Air Camp. Professor Trippe is a nationally known expert in the field of education and treatment for emotionally disturbed adolescents and youth. His contributions to the field of education in general and special education have been both scholarly and practical. He leaves a legacy in special education that will not be easily matched in the near future. Professor Trippe worked extensively with students from a wide range of disciplines. He is well respected for his work in special education and educational psychology by students and colleagues alike.

During the latter stage of his career, Professor Trippe became physically disabled, but this did not dampen his enthusiasm for his work and for life in general. He shifted his work focus and very rapidly became known nationally for his work in sexuality and disability. His contributions to The University of Michigan, the State of Michigan, and the nation have been considerable and will have a lasting impact.

The Regents now salute this distinguished educator by naming Matthew J. Trippe Professor Emeritus of Education.