Ohio University alum Dr. Paul Walter Becker of East Norriton, PA, passed away on March 29, 2017.
Becker earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University.
He was born in Madison, WI on May 9, 1940, the son of the late Margaret (Fischer) and Paul F. Becker. Skip enjoyed scouting and earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1954. He was the drummer for “The Flat-Tops”, a swing music big band from 1955-1959. He was proud of the 1954 and 1956 Corvettes he owned.
Skip earned his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin in 1962 with a dual major of Psychology and Chemistry. He then went on to attend Ohio University where he earned his M.S. in Psychology in 1964 and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1967. Skip completed his Clinical Internship at the Norristown State Hospital from 1966-1967. Skip authored 12 publications in Psychological Research Journals. He was a member of the National Register of Heath Service Providers.
Skip was licensed for Professional Private Practice of Psychology from 1968 – 2001. Skip went on to work as a Senior Staff Psychologist and Unit Administrator from 1968 – 2001 at the Norristown State Hospital while continuing his private practice.