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Harold Fred Cottingham

Harold Fred Cottingham, American educator.


  • Cottingham, Harold Fred was born on December 11, 1913 in Charleston, Illinois, United States. Son of Fred Hervey and Frances (Coon) Cottingham.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Education, Eastern Illinois State University, 1935, Pd.D. (honorary), 1956. Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1940. Doctor of Education, Indiana U., 1947.


    • Teacher, Illinois high schools, 1936-1942. Instructor United States Navy, Indiana U., 1942-1944. Instructor psychology, guidance director William Woods College, Fulton, Missouri, 1944-1945.

      Director guidance and research Moline (Illinois) schools, 1945-1948. Associate professor psychology Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1948-1953, professor education, from 1953, head department guidance and counseling, 1958-1968. John Mosler professor Fordham University, New York City, 1968-1969.

      Summer teacher Arkansas State College, New York University, Colorado State College, U. Iowa, Boston University, Northwestern Louisiana College, University of Southern California, Brigham Young U., Eastern Washington College. Lecturer U. Mississippi, Ohio U., Butler University, University Rochester, Mankato State College, U. Alabama, Michigan State University, Marshall U., Ohio State University, Ball State University. Speaker guidance associations in Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Louisiana, Tennessee Cons. member subcommittee counseling and testing, nat. manpower advising committee Department Labor, 1963-1967, 69-70, regional counseling consultant, 1969-1970.

      Diplomate American Board Professional Psychology.


    • Author: Guidance in Elementary Schools, 1956. (with Hopke) Guidance in the Junior High School, 1961. Counseling Guidance and Personnel Services, 1971.

      (with Burck and Reardon) Counseling and Accountability. Methods and Critique, 1973. Editor: Guidance Bulletin, 1953-1963.

      Contributor to professional journals, encys.


    Member National Vocational Guidance Association (president 1962-1963), American Personnel and Guidance Association (president 1964-1965), American Psychological Association (fellow div. counseling psychology), Florida Psychological Association, Florida Association Deans and Counselors (president 1954-1956), American College Personnel Association, Association Counselor Edition and Supervision, Southern Association Counselor Edition and Supervision (president 1971-1972), National Register Health Service Providers in Psychology, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Delta Kappa.


    • Married Violet Costello, June 4, 1941. Children: Rebecca, Sarah.
    • father: Fred Hervey Cottingham
    • mother: Frances (Coon) Cottingham
    • spouse: Violet Costello
    • children: Rebecca Cottingham
    • Sarah Cottingham
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    Born December 11, 1913
    Died August 19, 1981
    (aged 67)