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Robert Charles Birney, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Birney has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the field of academic administration and psychology

    WILLIAMSBURG, VA, April 06, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Robert Charles Birney, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Birney celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

A retired psychologist and academic administrator, Dr. Birney is the former senior vice president of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Virginia of four years, vice president of research of six years and director of planning for one year. Entering academia in 1954 as a faculty member at Amherst College, Dr. Birney worked to the position of full professor of psychology, where he remained until 1967. He then became the dean of the school of social sciences at Hampshire College between 1968 and 1970, which he followed with serving as vice president between 1971 and 1978.

During his tenure at Colonial Williamsburg, Dr. Birney was able to help implement a central library on campus. They formerly had 14 small libraries scattered throughout the campus, all of which lacked cataloging. After convincing the president to build a central location, construction began approximately five years later, just a year before Dr. Birney retired in 1990.

Dr. Birney is a member and former president of the New England Psychological Association, and an elected fellow of the American Psychological Association. He has maintained membership with the American Association of University Professors, the Cosmos Club, Phi Beta Kappa, and Sigma Xi. A co-editor of the "Van Nostrand Insight Series" from 1961 to 1970, he was also a visiting professor at Ruhr University in the Federal Republic of Germany during the mid-1960s.

Graduating from high school in June 1942, Dr. Birney enlisted in the Cadet Corps upon reaching the age of 18. Serving to the rank of lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force from 1944 to 1946, he later received a Decorated Air Metal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters. He went on to earn a Bachelor's degree at Wesleyan University in 1950 as well as a Master's degree and PhD at the University of Michigan in 1951 and 1955, respectively.

Born in Westmont, NJ, Dr. Birney married his wife, Margaret Ann Momerak, in 1949. His family includes four children, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Honored for his accomplishments, he has been highlighted in more than 20 editions of Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the South and Southwest.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Robert Charles Birney, PhD, has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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