George W. Albee Green and Gold Professorship of Psychological Science

The George W. Albee Green and Gold Professorship of Psychological Science was established in 2020 by UVM alumna Jean Rhodes ‘83, in honor of her former professor and mentor, George W. Albee, an internationally recognized member of the UVM Psychology Department (1971-1992) who founded the acclaimed Vermont Conference on the Primary Prevention of Psychopathology.  The professorship will support a faculty member’s active program of research or scholarship that aligns with Professor Albee’s commitment to social justice, prevention, and the expansion of mental health care to marginalized populations, by using contemporary interdisciplinary approaches, including psychology and emerging technologies.


Investee: Matthew Price, Ph.D.

Ceremony: Friday, October 29th, 2021 4:00 – 5:00 pm

John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill Building, University of Vermont


  • William Falls, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Patricia Prelock, Provost
  • John Green, Chair of the Department of Psychological Science
  • Matthew Price, Associate Professor of Psychological Science
  • Jean Rhodes, Class of 1983

How to Attend:

*In-person attendees are expected to be vaccinated for Covid-19 and masks will be mandatory indoors.
*The John Dewey Lounge is located on the 3rd Floor of the Old Mill Building (campus map)
*If you need to park on campus, please visit the UVM parking services website for more information.


  • The investiture ceremony is a symbolic tradition dating back to the Middle Ages when early European universities honored their scholars with elaborate rites of investiture.  At UVM, these ceremonies acknowledge and celebrate the inaugural holders of the newly-endowed positions and recognize the donors whose generosity made the appointment possible.

    Appointment to an endowed position is among the highest academic honors the University of Vermont can bestow on a faculty member.  Endowed professorships and chairs are also important in recruiting and retaining the most creative researchers, the most effective teachers, and the best collaborators.  Exceptional faculty members in turn create a dynamic and engaging academic environment that attracts outstanding students and peers.



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