I took Richard’s class as a junior at Harvard in 1990, and he inspired my entire career as an organizational psychologist. I was his research assistant while a college senior, he wrote my graduate school recommendations, and I have seen him many times over the years since graduating. I was honored to appear with him in a segment about teams in the PBS series “This Emotional Life” and to have been referred to as “a protégé of Hackman’s”- a designation that I hope to always keep. He was a real inspiration to me, and I will miss him very much.

-Ben Dattner