A Roast and Toast to Dr. Art Warmoth

artwarmoth.pngJoin friends and colleagues on Friday, May 13 as they celebrate Dr. Art Warmoth and his 41 years of service to Sonoma State University. The retirement celebration takes place from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. in the Commons, with the roast and toast portion of the evening beginning promptly at 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Warmoth, professor of psychology, has taught full-time since 1970. He has served three terms as chair of the Psychology Department and more than a decade as chair of the Educational Policies and Academic Planning Committees.

Warmoth is a graduate of Reed College, where he majored in theater and literature. His graduate work was at Brandeis University, where he studied under Abraham Maslow, James B. Klee, Ulrich Neisser, and Richard M. Jones. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Brandeis in 1967. His dissertation was "An Existential-Humanistic Study of Psychological Theories of Myth."

Warmoth has published extensively in his fields of expertise. He is a past president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology (AHP) and was a member of the Executive Board of Division 32, Humanistic Psychology, of the American Psychological Association (APA).

He was co-founder, with Eleanor Criswell, of the Humanistic Psychology Institute (now Saybrook Graduate School) and the M.A. in Psychology, External Program, at Sonoma State. He also served as consultant for academic administration and planning to the founders of the California Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology).

In 1994, he received the Distinguished Service Award from Saybrook Institute. Also in 1994 at the American Psychological Association Convention in Los Angeles, Professor Warmoth, along with the Psychology Department of Sonoma State University, received the Charlotte & Karl Bühler Award for Pioneering Work in Graduate Education in Humanistic Psychology, from APA Division 32.

He is married to Georgina Aida Warmoth and has three children and three grandchildren.

For more information, contact Janet Henker at (707) 664-2412 or email henker@sonoma.edu.

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