Supported by more than 60 years of professional excellence in psychology, education, and academic administration, Neal Richard Gamsky, PhD, has served as vice president and dean of student affairs at Illinois State University since 1974. Serving the university since 1970, he also acted as a professor of psychology and the director of the Student Counseling Center. Prior to these appointments, he served the Cooperative Educational Service Agency #13 in Waupun, WI, as a director of pupil personnel services and director of research, having previously been the director of education and rehabilitation services at the Wisconsin Diagnostic Center. Earlier in his career, he served Appleton Area School District as a high school counselor and teacher. He commenced his career as a director of the Claims and Accident Department of Prudential Insurance Company in Minneapolis, MN, in 1957.
Alongside his primary endeavors, Dr. Gamsky taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a lecturer in the department of behavioral studies and served in a private practice in Madison, WI, for two years. Demonstrating versatility in his profession, he has contributed more than 25 articles to professional journals and monographs, including such journals as the NASPA Journal, the Journal of College Student Personnel, the Proceedings of the APA, and the Journal of Educational Research. He also co-authored a book on counseling. As a testament to his success, Dr. Gamsky was listed in the Dictionary of International Biographies, Distinguished Personalities of the Midwest, Men of Achievement, Outstanding Educators in America, and Leaders in Education. In 1991, he was the recipient of the Quality of Student Life Award from Illinois State University.
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