News Release

Dr. Mary Elizabeth Hannah Named Professor Emeritus

University of Detroit Mercy honored Mary Elizabeth Hannah, professor of psychology and school specialist program director as professor emeritus at the 2012 President’s Convocation at Calihan Hall. The status of professor emeritus is conferred upon a retired full-time faculty member or librarian by the president of the University in recognition of distinguished teaching, faculty, scholarship or service to the University.

The former Psychology Clinic chair has taught courses at the University in consultation, social processes, and psychological testing for the past 34 years. She has completed considerable research on human attitudes towards disabilities and with sibling relationships. She has co-developed a scale on helping people within families.

The recently retired professor has served as secretary of the National Association of School Psychologists as well as delegate. A recipient of the Liberal Arts Faculty Excellence Award, Hannah also received a Presidential Award from the National Association of School Psychologist for service to the profession. She holds a B.A. degree from Sweet Briar College, a M.A. degree from Alfred University, and a Ph.D. degree from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. She joined the University in 1977.

Release date: August 22,2012

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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, offering approximately 100 majors and programs in 60 academic fields. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, the University has three campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.

For the 11th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" – 2012 edition.