Marsha Mailick Seltzer, professor, School of Social Work and Waisman Center director, and Hill Goldsmith, professor of psychology and coordinator, Waisman Social and Affective Processes Unit, were appointed UW Foundation Chair Bascom Professorships, which honor former chairs of the UW Foundation board. These professorships recognize faculty for their balanced contributions to the university’s teaching, research and service. The May 12 edition of Wisconsin Week cites their contributions as follows:
- H. Hill Goldsmith, psychology, examines human emotional development and the behavioral challenges of childhood, including such topics as anxiety, attention deficit-hyperactive disorder and the autism spectrum. A leading theorist of human temperament, Goldsmith investigates genetic influences on behavioral and physiological traits. Goldsmith takes on leadership roles in the Department of Psychology, and he trains more than 20 undergraduates per year.
- Marsha Mailick Seltzer, social work and Waisman Center director, is an expert on how developmental disabilities affect families over time, examining how lifelong caregiving influences the well-being of parents and siblings of individuals with disabilities, including autism, Down syndrome and schizophrenia. Seltzer serves on several campus and national committees and boards.