Professor emeritus Kenneth Ring - Scientific Committee
I was born, roughly a thousand years ago, in San Francisco (hint: Babe Ruth swatted the last of his 714 home runs a few months before I was first swatted on my behind) and grew up in the Bay Area, mostly in Oakland. I went to the University of California at Berkeley, majoring eventually in psychology for lack of anything better to do. Upon graduating, still reluctant to work, I elected to go to graduate school and attended the University of Minnesota, as a student in social psychology, for three years before transferring to UCLA for my final year (because the professor under whom I was studying took a position there, and like a good little duckling, I followed him out to L.A., leaving the land of a thousand snows behind). However, I obtained my Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1963.
By that time, I was a young assistant professor of psychology at the University of Connecticut where I remained on the faculty until 1994. At that time I retired from teaching though I continued to work at the university as a Professor emeritus until December of 1996 when I moved back to the Bay Area where I’ve been ever since, leaving snow behind forever. Forty years in the winterness was enough for me!