Leonard S. Blackman
Blackman began his career as Director of Research of the Edward R. Johnstone Training and Research Center, a New Jersey state institution for people with mental retardation, where he also served as Principal Investigator of the "Teaching Machine Project" that pioneered the use of computers to teach that population. Throughout his career, his studies focused on how children with mental retardation learn; the role of psychological factors and strategies; vocational issues; and ethical concerns, such as whether the death penalty should be considered for people who have mental retardation. TC launched its annual Blackman Lecture series -- named for and endowed by Blackman and his wife, Frances -- in 2000.
Premiered on 11/24/2013