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Mallinson, George G. (George Greisen), 1917-1994



George G. Mallinson, distinguished professor of science education emeritus, began his career at WMU in 1948 as associate professor of psychology and science education. He became WMU’s first dean of the Graduate College in 1955 and served until his retirement in 1977. During his tenure as dean, he was very instrumental in developing and sustaining the science education curriculum and the doctoral program in science education through external funding. He published more than 650 journal articles, monographs, reviews and books. Mallinson led the formation of WMU’s Center for Science Education, which was later named the George G. Mallinson Institute for Science Education, has played a significant role in both state and national efforts to improve the scientific capacity of students and teachers.

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