Marshall Dermer

Profile Updated: July 10, 2018
Marshall Dermer
Marshall Dermer

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Marshall Dermer

Now

Marshall Dermer

Yearbook

Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In: Milwaukee, WI USA
Occupation: Associate Professor of Psychology, Emeritus
Homepage: https://marshall.dermer.com/
Spouse/Partner: Judy Sontz Dermer
Children: Noah Sontz Dermer, 1980
What States have you've lived in other than IL?

Minnesota, Wisconsin

Where have you worked and/or retired from?

University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee, Dept. of Psychology

Have you ever been Self-Employed?

No

Marriage Date

1971

Did you marry your High School Sweetheart?

No

Have you been married more than once?

No

Grand Children:

Jeremy Arthur Dermer, 2017

Your High School Story:

I am a guest at this site. I had attended the Robert Emmet School through 3rd grade, 1954. Then my mother, a single parent, and i moved to Rogers Park so my mother could be close to her sibblings. It was my father's relatives who lived in Austin and he had died in 1949. So the move was understandable but my mother had not prepared me for the move. So, I lost most of my childhood friends and have always wondered what had happened to them. So, I registered here although I graduated from Sullivan High School, in East Rogers Park, in 1964.

What were you in High School?

Other Geek

What Elementary School did you attend?

Robert Emmet, Chicago

Your Elementary School Story:

I was raised by a single parent and because she had to earn a living, I was a latchkey child. Consequently, my teachers were significant models for me.

I recall having a Mrs. Hedermann for kindergarten (and a student teacher s named "Lucky"), a Mrs. Keating (for music), and a Mrs. Bitterman for homeroom. I assume that my teachers were born in the United States, the childen of Irish (Keating, Driscoll), German (Hedermann, Bitterman), and Italian (?) families.

I have fond memories of watching ice skating (I could not afford skates), school carnivals, and lagging pennies or rubber heels in the school yard.

Eventually, as I have noted, we moved to East Rogers Park where I attended the Eugene Field School and did have teachers with Italian and Jewish surnames.

Did you go to College?

Yes

If Yes, Where and When?

UI-Chicago Circle; U of Minnesota Minneapolis

Level of Education

Professional Degree beyond Bachelor's PhD in psychology

Did you go to a Technical School?

No

What have you been up to since you graduated from High School?

Basically I have been a student all my life. I taught and conducted research for 41 years at the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee. I am most proud of my analysis of romantic love. You can find that paper and others at my professional website: https://people.uwm.edu/dermer/ .

These days I grow orchids, play the ukulele, exercise daily (though my body is falling apart), and enjoy my wife and our growing family. I also work on software that will help people with difficult aspects of language lke correctly using German articles, conjugating Spanish verbs, and more.

Have you ever been on TV?

No.

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Nov 12, 2018 at 2:36 PM

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Todd's 40th birthday!!!
Nov 12, 2018 at 2:35 PM

Best birthday wishes to Abby for today and her new year!

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Jul 09, 2018 at 11:34 PM

Last week, on WFMT, I was listening to the Midnight Special and heard this hillarious song sung by Audra McDonald. "The Facebook Song" is about some guy who broke your heart and now years later seeks to a FB friend. Here is Audra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSZ7PtsVLk4 and here is the writer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeTPNjPiyJM .

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Jul 09, 2018 at 11:20 PM

Although I did not graduate from Austin High School, I have beautiful memories of my classmates at Robert Emmet (1951-1954). Check out these photos: https://marshall.dermer.com/photos-early-years/

I also have many positive memories of merchants on Madison Street including Carl's, Bunny's, Randall's, the Austin Bowling Lanes, the Austin Theatre, Mesirow's, Steinway's, Schlachetz (drugs), Centrella Food Mart, the Austin Post Office, and Diamond's (bakery). And who could forget receiving a penicillin shot in the rump from Dr. Padnos!

Send me a note if you would like to schmooze about Austin, etc.

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Jan 29, 2018 at 9:33 AM

Posted on: Jan 29, 2018 at 12:07 AM

Hi Allen,

I see your birthday is coming up and, of course, I offer you best wishes. Also, did you attend the Robert Emmet School? I believe I was a classmate of yours. Check the URL below.

Finally, you may be familiar with this "Beesh nas mos, ha melech Oo zee ya hoo, va ya re Adonai yoshave al kesay . . . "

https://marshall.dermer.com/photos-early-years/

--Marshall

Nov 12, 2017 at 11:51 AM

Mazel tov Abby! Have a joyous birthday!

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Noah, Judy, & Marshall Dermer 2014