Company: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Location: Edinburg, Texas, United States
Peter Lewis Kranz, PhD, Professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in psychology and education.
Dr. Kranz grew up with the desire to make the world a better place, which is why he decided to pursue teaching and psychology. He attended Grinnell College in Iowa and earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology in 1963. In the following years, he completed post-graduate work at the Utah State University of Agriculture and Applied Science, the Merrill-Palmer Institute, Duquesne University, and Utah State University. From 1967 until 1968, he carried out an internship in clinical psychology at the Oklahoma Medical Center. He subsequently returned to school once again at the Utah University of Agriculture and Applied Science in 1969, earning a PhD in child psychology.
When Dr. Kranz entered the professional realm of psychology, he was unaware of just how rewarding his work would be. Much of his career has taken place on college campuses, as he found that educating perspective psychologists was another gratifying process. Throughout his earlier years, he worked at several different universities, including, but not limited to, the University of North Florida, Eckerd College, and Lock Haven University. Alongside these roles, he worked directly with patients in various counseling centers. Today, Dr. Kranz is working at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, formerly known as the University of Texas-Pan American. Though he was hired as an assistant professor in 2002, he has since been promoted to a professor of educational psychology.
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