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Thomas Whelan Reese

Thomas Whelan Reese, American educator, experimental psychologist.


  • Reese, Thomas Whelan was born on December 13, 1908 in Baltimore. Son of Philip Reigart and Helen (Whelan) Reese.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Cambridge U., 1931, Master of Arts, 1944. Doctor of Philosophy., Columbia, 1942. Fulbright fellow U. Ankara, Turkey, 1951-1952.


    • Instructor, Columbia, 1940-1942. Faculty Mount Holyoke College, 1945-1985, assistant to associate professor, 1945-1950, professor, 1950-1985, department chairman psychological education, 1954-1968. Board of directors Hampshire Interlibrary Center, 1963-1966.


    • Contributor articles professional journals.


    Served with O.W.I., London, 1943, Office of Strategic Services, London, 1944-1945. Special National Institutes of Health Research fellow Sub-Department Animal Behaviour department zoology U. Cambridge (England), 1966-1967. Fellow American, Massachusetts psychological associations, American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy Science.

    Member New England, Eastern psychological associations, Psychonomic Society, Sigma Xi.


    • Married Ellen Hayward Pulford, December 17, 1949.
    • father: Philip Reigart Reese
    • mother: Helen (Whelan) Reese
    • spouse: Ellen Hayward Pulford
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    Born December 13, 1908
    Died April 21, 1985
    (aged 76)