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William M. Cruickshank
Regents' Proceedings 315

WILLIAM M. CRUICKSHANK, Professor of Child and Family Health in the School of Public Health, Professor of Psychology in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, Professor of Education in the School of Education, and Director Emeritus of the Institute for the Study of Mental Retardation and Related Disabilities, retired from active status on May 31, 1985, after a most productive career as an administrator, teacher, and researcher.

A native of Michigan, Professor Cruickshank received his doctoral degree from The University of Michigan in 1945. From 1942-45 he served in the Armed Forces of the United States as a clinical psychologist. From 1945-66 he rose through the ranks to Professor of Psychology and Education, and served as Director of the Division of Special Education and Rehabilitation. In 1952 he was appointed Dean of Special Services and Margaret O. Slocum Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Education at Syracuse University. Professor Cruickshank joined the faculty of The University of Michigan as Director of the Institute for Mental Retardation and Related Diseases in 1966.

Although Professor Cruickshank has always had a full-time appointment as an administrator, he has nevertheless taught both graduate and undergraduate courses throughout his career. He has published widely in peer-reviewed journals (approximately 160 articles) and has authored, coauthored, edited, or coedited more than 40 major books.

Professor Cruickshank has been active both in domestic and international developments for children and youth with physical and mental disabilities. He has been the recipient of numerous awards by foreign governments and domestic organizations. Twice he has been appointed Fulbright Lecturer to the Ministries of Health Education in Peru and is the recipient of five honorary doctoral degrees from universities in the United States and one from the Universidad Nacional Major de San Marcos de Peru. Professor Cruickshank has served as a consultant to approximatley 30 foreign ministries of education and has served in a similar capacity to almost every state and provincial government in the United States and Canada. He has also served as president of several professional associations.

In recognition of his dedication to teaching, research and higher education administration, the Regents now salute this distinguished professional educator by naming him Professor Emeritus of Child and Family Health, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, and Professor Emeritus of Education.