Wilbur Harrington Norcross
R.V.C. Watkins Professor of Psychology and Dean of the Junior Class
Education and Career
A.B., Dickinson College, 1907; A. M., 1913; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1920; Fellow in Psychology, Johns Hopkins University, 1916-17; Professor of Greek and Latin, Dickinson Seminary, 1908-15; Dean of Dickinson Seminary, 1912-16; Professor of Psychology, Johns Hopkins University, Summer Session, 1928-33.

Member of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church since 1905; Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Psychological Association, Southern Association of Philosophy and Psychology, Phi Kappa Sigma, Phi Beta Kappa, and Omicron Delta Kappa.

Served in the United States Army Sanitary Corps attached to the Air Service Medical Department; First Lieutenant, 1918; Captain, O. R. C., 1919; Major, 1924.

Involvement with Dickinson College
Norcross joined the Dickinson College faculty in 1916 as an Associate Professor of Psychology and later became a Professor of Psychology in 1920. His office during the 1933-1934 school year was located in the Psychology Building1. He taught two classes in psychology in the 1933-1934 school year2. Later Norcross was bestowed with the R.V. C. Watkins Professor of Psychology chair. In addition to teaching Norcross was the faculty advisor to Phi Kappa Sigma, Phis Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Raven's Claw and the debate club.


1.1933-1934 Dickinson College Student Handbook, p.20.
2.1933-1934 Dickinson Course Catalogue Book, p.47-48.


Dickinson College Microcosm, 1934, p. 33, Dickinson College Archives.
"Norcross, Wilbur Harrington" Dropfile, Dickinson College Archives.
1933-1934 Dickinson College Student Handbook, Dickinson College Archives.
1933-1934 Dickinson Course Catalogue Book, Dickinson College Archives.

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Dickinson 1934 is a project of Prof. Osborne's History 204 Class, Fall Semester 2000.