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Gellerman, Saul W(illiam) 1929-2003

GELLERMAN, Saul W(illiam) 1929-2003

OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born January 8, 1929, in Brooklyn, NY; died of complications from heart surgery March 26, 2003, in Cleveland, OH. Psychologist, educator, consultant, and author. Gellerman used his psychology background as a business management consultant and author of books that often dealt with the issue of how to effectively manage employees. He earned his master's degree from the University of Missouri in 1950 and, after serving in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps during the conflict in Korea, a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1956. During the late 1950s he was director of psychological services for Personnel Laboratory, Inc., in New York City, followed by employment with International Business Machines as a personnel research associate and then manager of personnel research. In 1967 he opened his own business consulting firm, Gellerman Consulting, Inc., which he headed until 1984. Gellerman then switched to teaching, and was a professor and dean of management for the University of Dallas in Irving from 1984 to 1999. At the time of his death he was teaching online business school graduate courses for Rushmore University. Supplementing this work with books about management, Gellerman published fifteen works, including The Management of Human Relations (1966), Behavioral Science in Management (1974), Motivating Superior Performance (1994), and How to Manage a Motivation Machine (2000).

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New York Times, April 20, 2003, p. A17.

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