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Dr. Gregg M. MACMANN

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MACMANN, Dr. Gregg M. 55, of New Lebanon passed away unexpectedly at his home Friday, June 8, 2012. Gregg was born October 18, 1956 in Cincinnati to the late Craig S. and Shirley L. Macmann. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Carol G.; son, Aaron of Prescott, AZ; siblings, Gordon Macmann, Gary (Jan) Macmann, Laurie (Jim) Mischell, and Scott (Audra Morrison) Macmann; brother-in-law, Randy (Suzie) Gullion; mother-in-law, Wilma Gullion; and many more family and friends. Gregg grew up in Blue Ash, and graduated from the Class of 1975 at Sycamore High School where he was All-City defensive end in football, played basketball, and ran track. He attended Georgetown College on a football and academic scholarship where he received a B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology. Gregg then obtained his Masters and PhD in Educational Psychology at the University of Cincinnati. He held positions at the University of Iowa, University of Kentucky, and then the University of Cincinnati. Gregg was an avid sports fan and music lover, along with being a strong advocate for liberal causes. Gregg's research and theoretical contributions to school psychology earned considerable attention during his career. He was an extraordinary methodologist and conceptual leader in the decision making underpinnings of his field. Gregg received the LightnerWitmer award from the American Psychological Association's Division of School Psychology. This highly prestigious award recognizes early career school psychologists who have demonstrated scholarship that significantly advances the profession of school psychology. Gregg was greatly respected among top researchers in school psychology as shown by his editorial appointments to leading journals such as the School Psychology Review and the School Psychology Quarterly, and invitations to work on state and nationally funded grants. An early research publication by Gregg is among the most frequently cited articles in The Journal of Special Education. Gregg also will be recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus from the School Psychology Program at the University of Cincinnati for his outstanding contributions. Gregg was a supportive and loving husband and father, and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A Celebration of Gregg's Life will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Special Olympics, 1133 19th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 or Planned Parenthood, Attn: Online Services Program, 434 West 33rd Street, New York, New York 10001, in memory of Gregg. Online condolences can be made at: www.RogersFuneralHomes.com

Published in Dayton Daily News on June 13, 2012
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