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Douglas Mcgregor

educator

Douglas Mcgregor, American educator. member of the board Social Science Research Council, New York, 1952-1959, Foundation Research Human Behavior, Ann Arbor, Michigan, since 1954; Fellow American Psychological Association, American Academy Arts, Sciences; member Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Mcgregor, Douglas was born on September 16, 1906 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Murray and Jessie (Knight) Mcgregor.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Wayne University, 1932, Doctor of Laws, 1949. A.M., Harvard, 1933, Doctor of Philosophy., 1935. Student Oberlin College, 1925-1926.

Career

With McGregor Institute (transient laborers’ shelter), Detroit, 1921-1925, 30-32. Station attendant and district manager, retail gasoline merchandising firm, Detroit, 1926-1930. Instructor and tutor in social psychology, Harvard, 1935-1937.

Instructor in psychology, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1937-1939. Assistant professor, 1939-1943, associate professor, 1943-1948, professor, 1948, also one of founders of Industrial Relations Section, 1937, executive director, 1946-1948. President Antioch College, 1948-1954.

Professor industrial management Massachusetts Institute Technology, since 1954.

Works

  • Author: The Human Side of Enterprise, 1960. Leadership and Motivation Essays by Douglas McGregor, 1966. The Professional Manager, 1967.

Membership

Member of the board Social Science Research Council, New York, 1952-1959, Foundation Research Human Behavior, Ann Arbor, Michigan, since 1954. Fellow American Psychological Association, American Academy Arts, Sciences. Member Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Caroline Ferris, October 6, 1928. Children: Patricia (Mistress Richard Colvard), Peter.

father:
Murray Mcgregor

mother:
Jessie (Knight) Mcgregor

spouse:
Caroline Ferris

children:
Patricia Mcgregor (Mistress Richard Colvard)

Peter Mcgregor