In 1970 as a young Ph.D. graduate, Doug Lamb’s hope was to have a university faculty position in psychology that also offered the opportunity to do clinical work.

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ISU fit the bill perfectly. Within eight years, Lamb was professor of psychology and director of the University’s Student Counseling Center. He had a distinguished and personally rewarding career in the Psychology Department and the Division of Student Affairs, receiving awards and recognitions at both the local and national levels.

“ISU was very good to me,” said Lamb, who maintained his dual professional identity throughout his career. He retired in 2005 after 35 very satisfying years.

Since then he has given back to the profession as an accreditation team member for psychology departments and counseling centers throughout the country. He has served nearly 15 years as the clinical consultant to three local psychotherapy private practices.

In addition, Lamb has been active with the McLean County community mental health center, the ethics committee of a local hospital, and continued his involvement in the “dying with dignity”/medical-aid-in-dying movement.

Lamb’s wife Gail, Ed.D. ’97, is a retired ISU administrator from University Advancement. They live in Bloomington near their two children and grandchildren. Their connection with ISU continues as Redbird supporters and through extended family. Their granddaughter is an ISU freshman and their daughter, Deborah ’00, is associate director in Admissions.

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