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January 31, 2019

Sanford Dean of 97, of DeKalb died January 24, 2019, at his home. Dr. Dean was a professor and chair in the Department of Psychology from 1969-1987. When he arrived at NIU in 1969, Dr. Dean’s goals were to develop a doctoral program in Psychology and to create a culture that would emphasize and encourage scholarship, research and teaching. He not only accomplished that, but he also established best practices that continue to resonate throughout the Department, the College, and the University yet today. He was recognized by the College in 2013 with a Distinguished Faculty Award.