Mon, 02/11/2019

Edward F. Zigler (1930 - 2019)

Dr. Edward F. Zigler was a titan in the field of child development.

From Yale News, February 8, 2019:

In Memoriam | Edward F. Zigler: eminent psychologist hailed as ‘Father of Head Start’

Edward F. Zigler, a pioneer in the application of developmental psychology to social policy and known by many as the “Father of Head Start,” a program that has served over 35 million American children and their families, died in his sleep on February 7 at his home in North Haven, Connecticut. He was 88 years old.

An eminent and rigorous scholar, Zigler was Sterling Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Yale University. He was passionate that science should be in the service of the public interest and had an extensive career in public service. Read the full article from Yale News.