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Paul R. Pintich
Regent's Proceedings 72

The Regents of the University of Michigan acknowledge with
profound sadness the death on July 12, 2003, of Paul R. Pintrich, professor
of education, School of Education, and professor of psychology, College of
Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Professor Pintrich was born on November 4, 1953. He received his
Ph.D. degree in 1982 from the Combined Program in Education and
Psychology at the University of Michigan, where he also obtained an M.A.
degree in developmental psychology. He joined the University of Michigan
faculty in 1987 as an assistant professor of education and was promoted to
associate professor in 1993 and professor in 1998. He was appointed
professor of psychology in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts in
1999. He served as associate dean for research in the School of Education
(1998-2001) and chair of the Combined Program in Education and

Professor Pintrich was a fellow of the American Psychological
Association and had been a National Academy of Education Spencer
Postdoctoral Fellow. In 1999 he won the Best Research Review Article
Award from the American Educational Research Association for an article
on the development of epistemological thinking. He has been a visiting
fellow at Oxford University and a distinguished visiting scholar at Ben
Gurion University in Israel. He also received the Class of 1923 Memorial
Award from the College of Literature, Science, and Arts and the School of
Education for excellence in undergraduate teaching. He taught courses in
educational psychology, child and adolescent development, motivation, and

Recognized as one of the world's leading researchers in motivation
and learning, Professor Pintrich was widely acknowledged as one of the
foremost scholars in his field, both here and abroad. His research focused on
the development of motivation, epistemological thinking, and self-regulated
learning in adolescence and led to the publication of over 120 articles, book
chapters, and books.

Professor Pintrich was dearly loved and respected by all his friends
and colleagues within the University. His untimely passing represents an
enormous loss for us all. As we mourn the loss of this great scholar, teacher
and advisor, our condolences go to his wife Elisabeth, his son Bill, his
parents, and his sisters.