Title: Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Company: Southern Methodist University
Location: Dallas, Texas, United States
William H. Tedford Jr., Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Southern Methodist University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of psychology.
With more than five and a half decades of practiced expertise in his chosen field, Dr. Tedford achieved professional success through his specialty in psychology. Now retired from his private clinical practice, which he led between 1977 and 2018, he previously distinguished himself as a professor at Southern Methodist University, where he joined the faculty staff as an instructor of physics in 1963, and later became an associate professor of psychology in 1969. Dr. Tedford was bestowed with the title of a professor emeritus in 1997.
Outside of his primary career pursuits at Southern Methodist University, Dr. Tedford served as an associate professor in psychology at Oberlin College between 1967 and 1969. Additionally, he found success as a graduate faculty member at the University of Texas Health Science Center, and maintained involvement as the vice president of Psychological Resources Dallas PC. Further dedicated to his duties as a civic-minded citizen, Dr. Tedford also contributed as a member of the board of clinical advisors at the Dallas Suicide and Crisis Center. In a career suffused with highlights, he is most proud to have served as an expert witness during a well-publicized court case in Dallas.
Dr. Tedford first sought an education at Davidson College, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in physics in 1958. Following this accomplishment, he served to the rank of a lieutenant in the ordnance corps of the U.S. Army from 1958 until 1961, after which he received a Master of Science in physics at the University of Nevada in 1963. Dr. Tedford concluded his academic efforts at Emory University, where he attained a Master of Arts in 1966 and a Doctor of Philosophy in psychology in 1967.
As a commitment to his field, Dr. Tedford has been active with several industry-related organizations. Among them, he is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Midwestern Psychological Association, the Southwestern Psychological Association, the American Association of Physics Teachers, the American Arbitration Association, American College of Forensic Examiners, and the American Association of University Professors, among numerous others. Dr. Tedford has also attained a fellowship through the National Institute of Mental Health, and was recognized as a Mellon fellow of Rice University from 1980 until 1981. Furthermore, his honor societies include Sigma Xi, Psi Chi, Sigma Pi Sigma.
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