May 27, 2009
CASE Stories Project Continues with Dr. Jane Kessler, Ph.D.
Dr. Jane W. Kessler, Ph.D., Lucy Adams Leffingwell Professor Emerita of Psychology at Case Western Reserve University, was the founder and director of the Mental Development Center (MDC) from 1954-1979. An early advocate of reform in the diagnosis and treatment of mental retardation in children, Dr. Kessler was at the forefront of the revolution that would overtake that field in the 1960’s. In addition to her groundbreaking work in Child Psychology, she effectively managed change in administering the MDC, in her years teaching child development with Dr. Benjamin Spock, and as Chair of the Faculty Senate tasked with continuing unification of the post-federation University. These topics and more are explored as she shares her CASE Story with our listeners.
- Judson Manor 2007 Smart Living Awards page
- Jane speaks to her strengths as owner of Appletree Books and panel guest for The Sound of Ideas "How to Choose a Book"
- Women in Psychology. By Agnes O'Connor and Nancy Felipe Russo; tribute to Jane Kessler, for Distinguished Professional Contributions – Public Service
Listen to the Podcast with Jane Kessler and Jared Bendis