Title: Professor Emeritus & Psychologist
Company: North Carolina State University
Location: Oak Island, North Carolina, United States
Norman Arthur Sprinthall, EdD, Professor Emeritus and Psychologist at North Carolina State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in higher education and psychology.
A celebrated figure in his fields of expertise, Dr. Sprinthall has accrued nearly 40 years of professional excellence in academia and psychology. Currently a professor emeritus, he previously served as a professor and counselor at North Carolina State University from 1987 to 1995. Prior to these appointments, he acted as a professor of psychology and head counselor of the Education Program at North Carolina State University from 1982 to 1987, as well as a professor of educational psychology at the University of Minnesota from 1973 to 1982. He also worked at Harvard University as an assistant professor, associate professor, and program chair of the counseling department from 1963 to 1972.
Alongside his professional endeavors, Dr. Sprinthall acted as co-director of the Ethical Reasoning Project in Public Administration both nationally and abroad in such countries as Russia and Poland from 1993 to 1999. He has also served as a member of the board of advisors of Character Counts! from 1994 to 2004, a member of the board of directors of the Josephson Institute from 1986 to 1990, a member of Serendipity in Oak Island, NC, and member of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church.
In preparation for his lauded career, Dr. Sprinthall sought formal education, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Brown University in 1954, followed by a Master of Arts from the same academic institution in 1959. He concluded his education with a Doctor of Education from Harvard University in 1963. He has since been elected a fellow of the American Psychological Association and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.
A respected voice in his community, Dr. Sprinthall has acted as co-author of numerous publications, including “Psicologia Do Adolescente” in 2003, “Educational Psychology: A Developmental Approach, Seventh Edition” in 1998, and “Spain Psicologia De La Education” in 1996. Additionally, he has contributed to “Psicologia Educacional, International Edition” in 1993, “Adolescent Psychology: A Developmental View” in 1984, and “Guidance for Human Growth” in 1971. Furthermore, he has served as an editorial board member of several professional journals.
In recognition of his achievements throughout his career, Dr. Sprinthall has been presented with a number of accolades. Honored with the Distinguished Scientific Contributor Award by the American Psychological Association, he was also the recipient of the Kuhmerker Career Research Award by the Association for Moral Education in 2005, an accomplishment which he considers to be the highlight of his career. Notably, he has been into several editions of Who’s Who publications, including Who’s Who Among Service Professionals, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest and Who’s Who in the World.
Attributing his success to his brother, Richard, who acted as a mentor, Dr. Sprinthall delved into his profession due to his desire to learn about how children develop. Married to Lois Mae Thies, he is the proud father of three children and six grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys singing for seniors in various churches in Oak Island.
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