Jeffrey Younggren grew up in Tucson and earned bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in psychology, all from the University of Arizona.
In the four decades since his last graduation, Younggren has distinguished himself in two intertwined careers as well as through his continued support of the UA.
Younggren established a private practice in clinical and forensic psychology in 1975 that he continues to this day. He also is a clinical professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. Younggren also has had a military career, having begun his ROTC training at the UA, which he continued in parallel with his practice and academic work. In 2002, he retired from military service, having achieved the rank of colonel in the Army Reserves.
For the past several years, Younggren has been a fellow of the American Psychological Association, where he chaired the ethics committee and currently serves on the council of representatives. He also has served on the editorial boards of various psychological journals and has been honored with a number of awards for his services to the field and in the military.
In 2010, Younggren's father, who had been a UA faculty member, passed away. In his honor, Younggren and his wife, Garnett Stokes, and their family established the Newell A. Younggren Scholarship Endowment in Biological Sciences.
For his contributions to the field of psychology, his distinguished service to the country and his commitment to the UA, Younggren has been named the UA College of Science's 2015 Alumnus of the Year.
The UA Alumni Association will honor all recipients of the 2015 Alumni of the Year Awards during an Oct. 23 event to be held 3-5 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Student Union Memorial Center. For more information, contact the Alumni Association at 520-621-7576.