Ian J. Scofield, UCI cognitive sciences graduate alumnus, died Sept. 28. He was 42.

Scofield, who lived in Santa Ana, was a part-time lecturer in psychology at Cal State Fullerton where he taught various courses in cognitive psychology, learning and memory, biological psychology and research methods.  

He was born Dec. 3, 1969, in England. He received his bachelor’s degree in accountancy from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, U.K., in 1991; a master’s degree in computer science from Chico State in 2007; a master’s degree in psychology from UC Irvine in 2007 and a doctorate in psychology from UCI in 2009. His dissertation was titled “Texture Segregation Functions and Spatial Attention.” His advisor throughout his studies at UCI was George Sperling, Distinguished Professor of cognitive sciences.

At CSUF, Scofield was conducting research on visual perception with Eriko Self, professor of psychology.

“He was a very versatile faculty member, who could teach a wide range of classes,” said Jack Mearns, CSUF professor and chair of psychology. “He was well-liked by students and a very bright man.”

-from CSUF News


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