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H. Carl Haywood, Emeritus Professor at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, passed away from cancer in Nashville, Tennessee on October 12, 2021. He was 89.
Dr. Haywood was a dedicated member of AAIDD, serving as Editor of AJIDD (1969-1969), Vice President of the AAIDD Psychology Interest Network (1975-1977), and President of the AAIDD Board of Directors (1980-1981).
Dr. Haywood joined the faculty of Peabody College in 1962. Following retirement from Vanderbilt University in 1994, he founded the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Touro College, New York City, and served as its dean until his second retirement in August 2000.
A prolific author, Dr. Haywood published more than 250 articles, books, and reviews in his research areas of intellectual disability, education, motivation, and psychological assessment.
Dr. Haywood earned bachelor's (1956) and master's (1957) degrees in psychology from San Diego State University and a PhD in clinical psychology in 1961 from the University of Illinois Chicago.
He was recognized with numerous awards over the course of his career, including the the Leadership (1985) and Research (1989) Awards of AAIDD, the Edgar A. Doll Award (1988) from APA's Division 33 for his research, and in 1993, he was recognized by Vanderbilt University with its Alexander Heard Distinguished Service Professorship.
A memorial service will be held next spring or summer at Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville where he was a parishioner and 20-year member of the choir.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to The Susan Gray School, Vanderbilt University. Remembrances may be posted on his online obituary.
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