Professor Devendra Singh, a noted evolutionary psychologist passed away May, 18, 2010. Dr. Singh was born in India in 1938 and completed his M.A. in Psychology at Agra University, Agra India in 1961. He obtained his Ph.D. (Experimental-Physiological Psychology) from Ohio State University in 1966. Dr. Singh held teaching positions at Wright State University and North Dakota State University before coming to The University of Texas, Department of Psychology in 1969.
Dr. Singh was acknowledged by peers and students alike as a great teacher and researcher. Among his many accomplishments, he was the winner of the 1966 J.P. Guilford Creative Research Award. In 1976 he was awarded the first Golden Apple Teaching Excellence Award. In 1992 he was nominated as one of the two best teachers among the 30 tenured faculty members of the Department of Psychology at the University of Texas. In 1994 and 1995 he was nominated for Jean Holloway Award for Teaching Excellence. In 1995 Dr. Singh was selected as one of 8 university-wide faculty and staff members for the Excellence Award for "Unselfish Devotion to the University" by The Eyes of Texas. In 1996 he received the University of Texas Medical School at Houston award for "Recruitment of able students to the field of Medicine."