An experienced educator and accomplished researcher and author has been named as the new chairman of Eastern Illinois University's Department of Psychology.
John H. Mace, chair and associate professor at the University of New Haven (Connecticut), will assume his duties at the Charleston campus on July 1.
"I am very pleased that Dr. John Mace will be joining our psychology department and the College of Sciences," said Mary Anne Hanner, college dean. "Dr. Mace is an experienced department chair who has an excellent academic record in teaching and research. His research in the area of involuntary memory resulted in two of the first books on the topic. We are looking forward to working with him at EIU."
Mace, who has served in his current position as department chair since 2004, has taught at the University of New Haven since 2001. Previously, he taught at Queens College, Brooklyn College and Lehman College (City University of New York).
"I am eager to join the psychology department at EIU as chair," Mace said. "The department's high level of research, scholarship and dedication to a quality education in our field -- at both the undergraduate and graduate levels -- clearly established its eminence at EIU and in our discipline.
"I'm honored to have been selected as chair of such a very fine department. I'm also excited about coming to EIU. As one of the finest institutions in the Illinois state system, EIU is a testimony to the success of public higher education."