Garvin Dunn Chastain III

Title: Psychology Professor Emeritus
Location: Cape Coral, Florida, United States

Garvin Dunn Chastain III, Psychology Professor Emeritus, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in psychology education.

Dr. Chastain hadn’t always considered a career in psychology, but after graduating with a degree in accounting and working for four years in that field, he knew that there was something more exciting out there for him. He returned to school for a year before heading to graduate school, where upon he met Professor Clark Burnham, a charismatic supervising professor who influenced Dr. Chastain to study human experimental psychology. Dr. Chastain studied under Prof. Burnham, and focused on perception and visual cognition. He later accepted an academic job at Boise State University and carried on his work there for more than two decades. He became a professor emeritus of psychology at the institution in 2000.

Dr. Chastain first earned a BBA from The University of Texas at Austin in 1967 and later received a PhD in human experimental psychology in 1976 at the institution. The highlights of Dr. Chastain’s career include receiving a grant from the National Science Foundation and being appointed as the executive editor of the Journal of General Psychology. He has also served as the senior editor of Protecting Human Subjects: Departmental Subject Pools and Institutional Review Boards with the American Psychological Association. He has received several awards during his time at Boise State University, including an award from the Alumni Association and a Distinguished Teaching Award. Furthermore, he was tapped for fellowships with the Western Psychological Association and the Office of Scientific Research. In his career, he maintained professional affiliation with Phi Kappa Phi, American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Humanist Association, the American Psychological Society, the Psychosomatic Society, Psi Chi and the Freedom from Religion Foundation.

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