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[Xmca-l] Re: Roland Tharp



Very inspiring life for all of us - thank you Gordon. I'll be happy to read
his latest MCA paper.
Warm regards,
LK


2016-01-16 15:50 GMT+01:00 mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu>:

> Thank you for telling us about Roland's passing, Gordon, and passing along
> Lois Yamauchi message about him.
> An article he co-authored will be in the next issue of MCA.
> He will be missed.
>
> mike
>
> On Sat, Jan 16, 2016 at 6:16 AM, Gordon Wells <gordonucsc@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > From: Lois Yamauchi <yamauchi@hawaii.edu>
> > Date: Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 7:39 AM
> > Subject: Roland Tharp
> > To: coe-l@lists.hawaii.edu, edpsych-l@lists.hawaii.edu
> > Cc: Clifford O'Donnell <cliffo@hawaii.edu>
> >
> >
> > Dear Colleagues:
> >
> > A close friend and treasured colleague for over 45 years, Roland Tharp,
> > died on December 25th. He touched the lives of all who were privileged to
> > know him with his kindness, generosity of spirit, and humanity. Roland
> was
> > a renaissance human being: scholar, theorist, researcher, educator, poet,
> > writer, and film director. He combined scientific rigor with an artistic
> > mind, appreciating the cultural, mystical and spiritual among the many
> ways
> > of knowing.
> >
> > For more than a decade, Roland taught a graduate seminar each summer in
> the
> > Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Hawai‘i. He was
> > Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the Universities of of Hawai‘i and
> > California-Santa Cruz and was also a Research Professor, Senior
> Scientist,
> > and Director in the Graduate School of Education, University of
> > California-Berkeley. In his eight years at Berkeley, he received $32M in
> > competitive awards. His multidisciplinary research and theory spanned
> over
> > 52 years and 250 publications.
> >
> > He began his professional career in Arizona where he founded the first
> > graduate program in Community Psychology (University of Arizona, Master
> of
> > Arts). In Arizona he formulated his Triadic Model of behavioral
> > intervention with family and community members as change agents. His book
> > with Bud Wetzel based on this work, Behavior Modification in the Natural
> > Environment, is a recurrent Citations Classic. For the last 30 years he
> > continued his work in Arizona by serving on the Board of Directors of the
> > Intermountain Centers for Human Development providing community-based
> > residential and support services to at-risk individuals and persons with
> > disabilities.
> >
> > At the University of Hawai‘i, he created a system of educational reform
> > based on the cultural values and strengths of the Native Hawaiian
> community
> > (the Kamehameha Early Education Project). His book with Ronald Gallimore
> > based on this work, Rousing Minds to Life: Teaching and Learning in
> Social
> > Context, won the prestigious Grawemeyer Award. This system of educational
> > reform has been studied intensely and published widely for Native
> > Hawaiians, Navajo, Zuni, urban mixed ethnicity poverty neighborhoods in
> > Houston, Chicago and Indianapolis, Latino immigrant and migrant
> communities
> > in Northern California, Appalachian urban migrants in Louisville, and in
> > the recent national educational reform in urban migrants in Louisville,
> and
> > in the recent national educational reform in Greenland.
> >
> > Also at the University of Hawai‘i, he founded the Clinical Studies
> graduate
> > program, guided the program to APA accreditation, and became a prominent
> > professor in our doctoral program in Community and Cultural Psychology.
> He
> > served as President of the Hawai‘i Psychological Association and the
> > Hawai‘i Literary Arts Council, and was awarded the Regents Medal for
> > Excellence in Teaching.
> >
> > In addition to his accomplishments in psychology and education, Roland
> > received major awards for his fiction, poetry and films. Among many
> others,
> > these include the Ida and Charles Freeman Short Story Award for
> Cat-House,
> > a Robert Frost Fellowship in Poetry, the Grand Prize, Atlantic Monthly
> > National Contest (Essay) for Romanesque Sculpture: A Study in the
> Hideous,
> > and the American Film Magazine Award, Hawai‘i International Film
> Festival,
> > for his film My Aunt May.
> >
> > Roland maintained his intellectual curiosity right up to the end of his
> 85
> > years. In his late 70s and early 80s he traveled frequently to Greenland
> to
> > consult on their educational reforms. At 80 he published his last book of
> > poetry, Mad With Flowers And Tears. At 82 he published his theory
> locating
> > the nexus of influence-for-change within the psychosocial systems and
> > social networks of communities: Delta: Toward a Unified and Universal
> > Theory and Practice of Influence and Change.
> >
> > In his last two years, several of his poems were set to music and
> released
> > as a CD, and the 10th edition of Self-Directed Behavior: Self
> Modification
> > for Personal Adjustment was published with David Watson. Roland's latest
> > article, Cultural-Historical Activity Theory and Cultural Community
> > Psychology: The Potential for Greater Commonality is in the current issue
> > of Mind, Culture, and Activity.
> >
> > Roland is listed in the Outstanding Educators of America, Who’s Who in
> > American Education, Poets of America, the International Who’s Who in
> > Poetry, and Poets’ Encyclopedia.
> >
> > Let us celebrate his remarkable life and continue to be inspired by his
> > many works.* Please join us at a memorial service for Roland on*
> >
> > *Sunday, January 24 at Bishop Memorial Chapel, Kamehameha Schools,
> Kapalama
> > Campus, noon until 4 pm. *
> > Aloha,
> >
> > Clifford R. O'Donnell, Ph.D.
> > Professor Emeritus, Psychology
> >
> > Lois A. Yamauchi, PhD,
> > Professor, Educational Psychology
> >
>
>
>
> --
>
> It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an
> object that creates history. Ernst Boesch
>