F. Richard Ferraro, PhD, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, UND College of Arts & Sciences
Dr. F. Richard Ferraro has been involved with the study of aging since 1984 and continues to conduct research and teach about adulthood and the aging process.
He completed his undergraduate work at the State University of New York (SUNY) - Potsdam (BA in Psychology, 1982). His MA (1986) and PhD (1989) were both in Experimental Psychology from the University of Kansas. From 1989 to 1992, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Psychology Department and the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Dr. Ferraro joined the University of North Dakota in 1992, and is currently a tenured professor in the Department of Psychology. He has published more 165 scientific papers, chapters, and abstracts; and he has made more than 200 presentations at regional, national, and international conferences. In 2007, he was awarded the Chester Fritz Distinguished Professorship, the highest honor bestowed on faculty at UND.
His wife also teaches at UND in the Languages Department.