MAILED: Jan. 8, 2001
Dr. Kenneth McIntire, professor of psychology, has retired after 27 years of service to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
McIntire, who began his career in 1973 as a member of the psychology department, chaired the department from 1986 to 1992. He taught courses in introductory psychology, research methods in psychology and physiological psychology. He also implemented a class titled Witches, Demons and Psychology, which explores how beliefs affect behavior and the importance of using philosophy and science in examining those beliefs.
In addition to teaching, McIntire conducted research in which he taught laboratory monkeys simple manual language that resulted in them having a more human-like perception of the world. In another line of research, McIntire used laboratory rats to determine the behavioral and neurochemical effects of GHB, commonly known as the date-rape drug.
McIntire earned his masters degree from California State University and his doctorate from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Jan. 8, 2001