Sheldon J. Lachman, Ph.D. (1921-1997)


Sheldon J. Lachman was born on December 17, 1921 in Detroit, Michigan He graduated from Western High School in Detroit in 1939 and subsequently attended the University of Detroit, Wayne University, Ohio State University and the University of Michigan before receiving his B.S. degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1942. He received the M.S. in Psychology from UM in 1943 and the Ph.D. in Psychology from UM in 1952.

Following his death, a Lachman Memorial Fund was established, and the Department Chair, Donald Coscina, formed a committee to decide on appropriate uses for this fund. The Committee agreed that a most appropriate use would be to cover expenses for an annual Lachman Memorial Lecture in which a prominent psychologist would be brought to campus to give a talk of general interest to a relatively diverse audience. 

Lachman Memorial Lecture Guest Speakers

Read the rest of Professor Lachman's biography written by his friend and collegue, Dr. Alan R. Bass.

To learn even more, read Dr. Ira J. Firestone's memories of Professor Lachman.

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