Honorary Degree Citation
Doctor of Humane Letters
Florence L. Denmark
Florence L. Denmark, PhD, you are a true pioneer in the field of psychology. Your research, publications, advocacy, and educational efforts have helped turn the psychology of women into a well-respected and internationally recognized area of study. Your visionary work—particularly that addressing gender discrimination, violence toward women, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and aging—has helped make the world a better place for all.
Your career as an academic and a scholar has been long and illustrious. You have published more than 25 books and monographs, authored more than 150 articles, chapters, and other writings, and have been recognized as an accomplished scientist who has earned international distinction for your seminal work.
You have served as President of the American Psychological Association, the International Council of Psychologists, the Eastern Psychological Association, and the New York State Psychology Association; you have chaired the Psychology Section of the New York Academy of Sciences; and you currently hold the prestigious position of International Council of Psychologists NGO Main Representative to the United Nations. Your lifelong dedication to advancing knowledge, the field of psychology, public service, and the growth and development of students is inspiring.
Your accomplishments and professional commitments exemplify the true meaning of Pace University’s motto, Opportunitas—addressing discrimination and exclusion, working tirelessly to teach and mentor, exploring new fields of research and pushing boundaries, and contributing to our community and culture in a strikingly significant way. You are an inspiration to Pace graduates in every field of professional endeavor.