Lee Cronbach, pioneer in education psychology, dead at 85

October 8, 2001

Lee J. Cronbach, an education professor who made major contributions in the fields of educational psychology and psychological testing during a career that spanned over five decades, died at age 85 on Oct. 1. Cronbach, who was the Vida Jacks Professor of Education, Emeritus, passed away at his home in Palo Alto with his daughter, Janet, at his bedside. The cause of death was congestive heart failure.