November 15, 2019  |  News & Events, Sad News, Timely Announcements


I share with you sad news from the Psychology Department, that Dr. Richard Warren passed away on October 15, 2019.  Dr. Warren was a Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Psychology Department at UW-Milwaukee, and a noted expert on auditory perception.

Dr. Warren received a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from New York University.  He transitioned to studying psychology at Brown University and then a senior postdoctoral fellowship through the National Academy of Sciences, and he taught at Shimer College.

Dr. Warren began teaching at UWM in 1964, and was based at UWM for the rest of his career, although he also conducted research for Cambridge University, Oxford University, the NYU College of Medicine, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Company in Tokyo. Dr. Warren became a Distinguished Professor in 1975, and retired from UWM in 1995, but continued research here for a number of years following his retirement. Dr. Warren authored several books, and published research papers and journal articles from the 1950s into the 2010s.

Dr. Warren’s obituary is online. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 6, from 1-2 p.m. at Wisconsin Memorial Park-Chapel of the Flowers, 13235 W. Capitol Drive, in Brookfield.  Our condolences to Richard’s family and to the many others whose lives he touched.

Take care,


Johannes Britz
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs