memories

I am very saddened by the news that Richard has passed away. Having joined the psychology department only fairly recently, I haven’t had the chance to get to know Richard as well as most of my other colleagues. However, it did not take long to realize that Richard was the kind of person who could, with only a few words, steer a discussion in a new and more promising direction. This quality, among many others, made him one of the most important voices in our department. Similarly, I was struck by his ability to motivate and inspire others with a few brief comments about a person’s work and advice on what path to follow. Many of our junior faculty members, including myself, have looked up to him and have been thankful for this advice and encouragement. Richard not only knew everything there is to know about team leadership, he knew how to practice the art of being a leader and mentor himself.

-Felix Warneken