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Terry Giffel, July 2000, by Gary Braman

Photo by Gary Braman, July 2000


Giffel, Terry Clyde (4 Sept. 1945–6 July 2009), professor of instructional technology, was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, the youngest son of Harold Giffel, a cabinetmaker, and Ruth Barnes Giffel. At a young age Giffel developed an interest in technology by helping his father build furniture, which influenced him to study a technological field. He also developed an interest in photography. After graduating from Gerstmeyer High School in ...


Tolman, Edward Chace (14 April 1886–19 November 1959), experimental psychologist and learning theorist, was born in West Newton, Massachusetts, the son of Mary Chace and James Pike Tolman, a successful manufacturer and trustee of MIT. His elder brother, Richard Tolman, became a world-renowned physical chemist. Edward Tolman attended MIT from 1906 to 1911 and graduated with an S.B. in electrochemistry. After taking summer courses in philosophy and psychology at Harvard in 1911, he decided on a career in psychology and entered the graduate program at Harvard. He received an A.M. in 1912 and a Ph.D. in 1915, under ...