Michael Browne (1937-2018)

October 16, 2018
Michael Browne, Emeritus Professor

Michael Browne, Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Statistics, passed away on October 10, 2018.  He received his BA and M.Sc. degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand and his Ph. D. from the University of South Africa.

After serving at the South African National Institute and University of South Africa, Dr. Browne joined the Ohio State University in 1991 and worked here until his retirement in 2011. During those years he received lifetime career achievement awards from the Society for Multivariate Experimental Psychology and from the Psychometric Society, in addition to receiving the Fred Brown Research Award from Department of Psychology and serving as the Roger E. Kirk Scholar.

Dr. Browne was a brilliant man, remarkably modest about his accomplishments, and an engaging conversationalist. It is very sad to think that he is no longer with us, but he leaves a legacy of colleagues and students who benefited greatly from his expertise and his warmth.