Dr. Marty Giesen Retires from MSU
Dr. Marty Giesen, one of our outstanding senior researchers, has recently left the NRTC and entered retired life. Marty has served in various capacities within the National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision since its opening in 1981, while also a Professor of Psychology at Mississippi State University since 1973. He has designed, formulated, and implemented a number of significant research projects at the NRTC, and served as Research Director and Interim Director of the Center. Marty is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin (B.A. in Mathematics and Psychology ’69) and Kent State University (M.A. in Psychology ’72, Ph.D. in Experimental Social Psychology ’73). Dr. Giesen has over sixty publications in refereed journals and has authored two books on statistics for behavioral sciences. He has twice been awarded as the Office of Research Outstanding Faculty Member, and has served as a reviewer for the Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Nonverbal Behavior and Contemporary Social Psychology. Marty has been an integral part of the history of the Center, and has had an impressively productive career at MSU. We are grateful for his work and friendship, and we wish him well as he is now able to spend more time traveling, driving a ski boat, and on the racquetball court.