Earl Donald Scott

Scans027Earl Donald Scott, a psychologist who taught at Cornell for 10 years, died Sept. 21, 2016, in Salisbury, North Carolina. He was 88.

Scott served in the Army from 1946–1949 and earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. He taught psychology at Washburn University before taking a position at Cornell in 1961. He became department chair in 1962. While at Cornell he received research grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Science Foundation, which allowed him to direct construction of Cornell’s animal laboratory and human laboratory facilities, purchase equipment, and provide stipends for student research assistants.

Scott left in 1971 to take a position at the Veterans Administration psychiatric hospital in Salisbury, North Carolina. He retired there as chief of psychology.

He is survived by his wife, Dixie, a son, a daughter, and six grandchildren.