Baruch Psychology Professor to be Honored for Contributions
to Applied Psychology by Peers

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New York, NY - May 23, 2006Dr. Edwin P. Hollander, the CUNY Distinguished Professor of Psychology Emeritus in Baruch’s Weissman School of Arts & Sciences, will be honored with an Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to the International Advancement of Applied Psychology (IAAP) at the 36th International Congress of Applied Psychology.

The award will be presented to Dr. Hollander by the IAAP at the Opening Ceremony on July 16 in Athens, Greece. The President of Greece and the Undersecretary of the United Nations will be featured speakers at the ceremony. The theme of the Congress emphasizes contributions of Psychology to problems of the individual and society.

“I very much appreciate the honor and especially the recognition of inclusive leadership research that takes account of followers,” said Dr. Hollander.

Dr. Hollander has been CUNY Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Baruch College and the Graduate Center since 1989. A trailblazer who has provided insights and innovative conceptions about leadership for over fifty years, Dr. Hollander's research has focused on group and organizational leadership, innovation, and autonomy, and his current work is directed toward understanding followers’ expectations and perceptions of leaders. He also is author of several books as well as many chapters and papers on leadership. In 2004, he was the recipient of the New York Academy of Science’s  Helmut E. Adler Award for his life-time contributions to psychology, and the Walter F. Ulmer, Jr. Applied Research Award from the Center for Creative Leadership for his “outstanding, career-long contributions to leadership study.”

“The IAAP Awards Committee was enthusiastically unanimous is choosing Dr. Hollander for this well deserved honor,” noted IAAP Chairman Edwin Fleishman.

The Mildred and George Weissman School of Arts & Sciences
The Weissman School of Arts & Sciences at Baruch College offers the atmosphere of a small college with the resources of a major public university. Areas of special interest include applied mathematics, communications, journalism, psychology, and urban studies. A unique undergraduate major enables students to tailor individual and interdisciplinary programs. On the graduate level, areas of exceptional interest are corporate communication, industrial and organizational psychology and applied mathematics for finance.

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