Title: Psychologist & Educator
Company: Vanderbilt University
Location: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
H. Carl Haywood, Ph.D., Psychologist and Educator at Vanderbilt University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in psychology and higher education.
With nearly 40 years of professional experience, Dr. Haywood is a dedicated and celebrated psychologist who has been a professor emeritus of psychology at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College in Nashville, TN, since 1994, having formerly been a professor of neurology since 1971. He further served the university in numerous capacities, including as the Alexander Heard Distinguished Service Professor from 1993 to 1994, faculty member from 1962 to 1994, professor of psychology from 1969 to 1993, and professor of special education from 1975 to 1979. Likewise, he acted as a professor of psychology and dean of the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Touro College in New York City from 1993 to 2000, as well as a director of multiple institutions, such as the John F. Kennedy Center for Research on Education and Human Development and the Institute on Mental Retardation and Intellectual Development.
To prepare for his illustrious career, Dr. Haywood pursued formal education at West Georgia College, where he earned an Associate of Arts in 1950. He subsequently attended San Diego State College, receiving a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in 1956 and 1957, respectively. Thereafter, he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Illinois in 1961. During this time, Dr. Haywood enlisted in the United States Navy, serving from 1950 until his honorable discharge in 1954.
A fellow of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, where he served as president from 1980 to 1981, Dr. Haywood is a prolific author and has contributed articles on child development, motivation, psychological assessment, and neuropsychology to professional journals. Likewise, he is the author, co-author and editor of several textbooks and has served on the editorial boards of a number of journals throughout his career. In light of his exceptional accomplishments, he has been honored with the Edgar A. Dell Award from the American Psychological Association in 1988, the Distinguished Service Award from the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology in 1995, and the Achievement Award from the University of West Georgia in 2006, among other prominent accolades. He has additionally been featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who Among Human Service Professionals, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, and Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.
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