Stephen R. Coleman


Title: (Retired) Professor of Psychology
Company: Cleveland State University
Location: Chardon, Ohio, United States

Stephen Coleman, Retired Professor of Psychology at Cleveland State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in psychology education.

With more than 30 years of professional experience, Dr. Coleman began his preparation for his career as an undergraduate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, magna cum laude, in 1965. He continued his academic pursuits at Indiana University Bloomington as a graduate student in psychology, and in 1970 he received a Master of Arts in psychology from the University of Iowa. Dr. Coleman concluded his studies at the same institution, graduating with a PhD in psychology in 1972.

From 1965 to 1968, Dr. Coleman served as a National Science Foundation pre-doctoral fellow at both Indiana University Bloomington and the University of Iowa. Subsequently, he was a teaching-research fellow at the University of Iowa from 1968 to 1971 and started as an instructor in psychology at Cleveland State University. In 1972, he rose to the rank of an assistant professor of psychology at CSU, and in 1978 he became an associate professor of psychology. From 1989 until his retirement in 1998, Dr. Coleman held the designation of a full professor of psychology at Cleveland State University.

In addition to his primary professional pursuits, Dr. Coleman has found success in his written works. He was a contributor of numerous articles to professional journals, and served as a speaker and presenter of numerous convention papers and presentations. From 1985 to 2004, he occasionally reviewed book manuscripts, and from 1987 to 1997 he was a consulting editor of Behavior and Philosophy. Dr. Coleman was a reviewer of the B.F. Skinner Special Issue and I.P. Pavlov Special Issue of American Psychologist in 1997 and 1992, respectively, and contributed as a regular reviewer of Psychological Reports from 2005 to 2008. He was also active in his community, serving as a team manager of a local hockey league and working as the secretary of the Neighborhood Counseling Service’s board of trustees for several years.

Dr. Coleman maintains affiliation to numerous professional organizations in relation to his areas of expertise, including the International Society for the History of the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. He considers the highlight of his career to be the opportunity he had to interview B.F. Skinner, whom he regards as the most thoughtful and articulate American psychologist. Dr. Coleman has been recognized for his achievements with numerous awards and accolades throughout his career, including being named the Neighborhood Counseling Service’s Volunteer of the Year in 1988. As a further testament to his success and stature, he has been featured in the 25th and 26th editions of Who’s Who in the Midwest.

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