Richard Welton Coan, Ph.D.

Richard Coan

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: The University of Arizona
Location: Tuscon, Arizona, United States

Richard Welton Coan, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at The University of Arizona, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in psychology and higher education.

Dr. Coan, a remarkable and accomplished figure in the field of psychology education, had amassed nearly four decades of professional experience prior to his retirement from teaching in 1989. Earning the title of professor emeritus at that time, he formerly served as an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Arizona in 1957, ascending through the ranks until becoming a full professor of psychology. Prior to these appointments, he acted as a research associate in psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for two years and a psychology instructor at Los Angeles City College for five years, beginning in 1950.

To prepare for his illustrious career, Dr. Coan pursued a formal education at the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Doctor of Philosophy in psychology in 1948, 1950, and 1955, respectively. Influenced by the work of Carl Jung, a prominent psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology, Dr. Coan has established himself to be a renowned and celebrated professor at the university, leaving behind a legacy few can live up to.

In addition to his primary endeavors, Dr. Coan has continued to work as a writer, authoring 10 books regarding psychology and his other areas of interest. Most recently published “Lost in Another World” in 2014, he also penned “Masculine, Feminine and Fully Human,” “Shaul of Tarsos,” “Human Consciousness and its Evolution” and “The Optimal Personality,” among many others. However, he is most proud of his book, “Hero, Artist, Sage or Saint?” which was published in 1977.

Married to Edith Margaret Vedova since 2003, Dr. Coan is the proud father of four daughters and is a profound advocate for environmental and human rights issues. In his spare time, he enjoys musical compositions, writing and reading poetry. Notably, he has been highlighted in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and Who’s Who in the World.

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