FRAN Mourns Former Chair


Prof. Gerald Adams, retired from the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition (FRAN), died Jan. 22 in Guelph.

A renowned expert on personal identity and adolescent development, he held degrees from Midland Lutheran College in his hometown of Fremont, Neb., the University of Nebraska and Pennsylvania State University. He was a psychology program chair at Utah State University before joining the U of G faculty in 1990 as chair of FRAN.

In 2000, he received a U of G Faculty Association teaching award and was named an “Outstanding Scientist of the 20th Century.” His publications included many text books, articles and monographs on human development and family relations.

Prof. Adams is survived by his wife, Judy Callahan, seven children and 13 grandchildren. A private memorial service was held in Guelph; a memorial service is planned for Feb. 1 in Fremont.