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Edward Laurence Fink, American communications educator. Recipient B. Aubrey Fisher Mentorship award International Commission Association, 2003; Distinguished scholar-teacher University Maryland, 1988-1989, visiting scholar DePauw University, 2007.


Fink, Edward Laurence was born on August 24, 1945 in New York City. Son of Leo and Beatrice (Berger) Fink.


Bachelor, Columbia University, 1966; Master of Science, University of Wisconsin, 1969; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, 1975.


Lecturer, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1970; assistant professor, U. Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, 1971-1973; instructor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1973-1975; assistant professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1975-1981; associate professor, U. Maryland., College Park, 1981-1987; professor, U. Maryland., College Park, since 1987; chairman, U. Maryland., College Park, since 1997. Consultant in field; advising committee National Endowment for Arts, Washington, 1986. Lady Davis visiting professor Hebrew U., Jerusalem, 1998.


Board directors Lansing branch American Civil Liberties Union, 1978-1981, Health Center, Inc., Lansing, 1977-1979, Indiana Civil Liberties Union, Indianapolis, 1972. Member American Psychological Association, International Communications Association (vice president 1981-1983, board directors 1988-1991, B. Aubrey Fisher Mentorship award 2003), American Sociological Association, National Communications Association, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and the Life Sciences, Sigma Xi (president University Maryland chapter 1999-2000), Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma XI Science Research Society, University Maryland chapter, Sigma Circuit Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Society.


Married Varda Naomi Schwartzman, June 18, 1967 (divorced September 1994). Children: Elana Esther, Rebecca Eve. Married Sharon Manette Doner, February 4, 1996 (divorced February 2003).

Married Deborah Anntte Cair, July 20, 2008.

Leo Fink

Beatrice (Berger) Fink

Deborah Anntte Cair

Sharon Manette Doner

Varda Naomi Schwartzman

Rebecca Eve Fink

Elana Esther Fink