Published: Oct 14, 2012 12:02 AM
Modified: Oct 14, 2012 12:02 AM
Emmett Earl Baughman, Jr. died at the age of 90 on September 29, 2012 in Chapel Hill, NC after a long period of deteriorating health. Barbara, his wife of 61 years, preceded him in death. Two daughters, Ms. Gretchen Baughman of Chapel Hill and Mrs. Elizabeth Florio of New York City, and his sister, Mrs. Shirley Conley of Williamsburg, VA survives him. Two grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive Mr. Baughman.
He was born in Effingham, IL in 1922 and attended Eastern Illinois State College. Mr. Baughman, an Air Force Captain, served as a meteorologist for bombing raids over the North Atlantic and Japan during WWII. After his tour of duty, he attended the University of Chicago, where he earned a master’s degree in meteorology and a doctorate in psychology. Professor Baughman began his teaching career at the University of Wisconsin before coming to Chapel Hill in 1954 where he taught in the Department of Psychology until 1981. Prof. Baughman and the late Grant Dahlstrom, his co-author and faulty colleague, won the prestigious Ansfield-Wolf Book Award in 1969 for their groundbreaking research on comparative studies of Southern rural children. He also won the Standard Oil Foundation Award for his undergraduate teaching in 1972. Of all the things he enjoyed most in his teaching career was the time he spent with graduate psychology students, whether it was on campus or at his home where he and Barbara provided a very personal environment for aspiring teachers and researchers. In recognition of his work at UNC, his daughters established a graduate student award in 1997 and later enhanced their commitment by creating the Earl and Barbara Baughman Graduate Fellowship Award in Psychology in 2008.
A reception in memory of Prof. Baughman will be held on Sunday, November 4th, at 11:30 a.m. for family, colleagues and friends. Please contact Mrs. Elizabeth Florio at email@example.com
or 203.912.4064 regarding attendance.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests memorial donations to the Earl and Barbara Baughman Graduate Fellowship, The Arts and Sciences Foundation, Attn: Del Helton, Campus Box 6115, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-6115.
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