In Memoriam: Psychology Professor Dharam Yadav
- By Craig E Wells
Associate Professor of Psychology, Dharam Yadav, passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2013. Professor Yadav came to UVM in 1970 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication in the College of Arts and Sciences. In 1980 he was promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and in 1981 became a faculty member in the Department of Psychology.
Professor Yadav received his B.S. (1958) and M.A (1960) from Stephen’s College, Delhi University, and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 1967.
His teaching revolved around cross-cultural psychology, media psychology, and media communications. His interests included the role of television and the Internet in children's socialization pertaining to gender roles, eating disorders, alcohol use and violence; cross-cultural communication and conflict; and the impacts of communication technologies and social networks in the diffusing innovations and community development in third world countries.
According to Professor William Falls, Chairperson of the Psychology Department, “Dharam was an extraordinarily kind and gentle man who dedicated his life to his family and to our Department. He was a wonderful and dedicated teacher who was loved by generations of students. We will miss his enthusiasm, wisdom and gentleness.”
A memorial service is planned for Thursday, May 2, in Ira Allen Chapel, beginning at 2:00 PM.