Elizabeth Glisky, Ph.D., retires

Elizabeth Glisky, Ph.D., retires

For the past 32 years, Dr. Elizabeth Glisky has served as a valued faculty member in the Psychology Department at the University of Arizona. Her ground-breaking research on memory and aging garnered international recognition and made her one of the world’s leading experts on rehabilitation methods for memory-impaired individuals. As a highly sought-after public speaker and advocate for older adults, Dr. Glisky understood the importance of contributing to the Tucson community and across the state of Arizona. At the University of Arizona, she had a major impact on policy and governance through the many administrative positions she held, including Head of Psychology (2009-2015), Associate Head of Psychology and Director of Graduate Studies (2004-2009), and the Head of the Interdisciplinary Program in Gerontology (2000 to 2002). She chaired numerous important committees on campus, including the Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure, and the Graduate Council, to name a few. Notably, Dr. Glisky chaired the committee that established the School of Mind, Brain and Behavior and moved the Psychology Department into the College of Science.  
 
The faculty, staff, and students in the Psychology Department acknowledge the enormous contribution that Dr. Glisky (Betty to her friends...) has made to the Psychology Department, the College of Science, and the University of Arizona, and we thank her for her many outstanding years of service. It is our pleasure to announce that in honor of Betty’s retirement, the Dr. Elizabeth L. Glisky Endowed Fellowship will be established to support graduate students with financial need in the Psychology Department.
 
 
Published Date: 
05/01/2019 - 20:17