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In Memoriam — Ian J. Scofield

Oct. 9, 2012

Ian J. Scofield, part-time lecturer in psychology, died Sept. 28. He was 42.

Scofield, who lived in Santa Ana, began working at Cal State Fullerton three years ago, teaching various courses in cognitive psychology, learning and memory, biological psychology and research methods.

He was born Dec. 3, 1969, in England. He received his bachelor’s degree in accountancy from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, U.K., in 1991; a master’s degree in computer science from Chico State in 2007; a master’s degree in psychology from UC Irvine in 2007 and a doctorate in psychology from UCI in 2009. His dissertation was titled “Texture Segregation Functions and Spatial Attention.”

At CSUF, Scofield was conducting research on visual perception with Eriko Self, professor of psychology.

“He was a very versatile faculty member, who could teach a wide range of classes,” said Jack Mearns, professor and chair of psychology. “He was well-liked by students and a very bright man.”

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