Dr Alan Teich Death: Johnstown PA, Professor Emeritus of Psychology

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Alan Teich Death – Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Pitt-Johnstown, Dr. Alan Teich has sadly passed away. He was announced dead by the Johnstown Concert Ballet through a social media publication that read “With heavy hearts, we commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Alan Teich, a cherished member of the Johnstown Concert Ballet family for 32 remarkable years.” The cause of his death was not made public at the time of this report.

Who was Alan Teich?

Dr. Alan H. Teich was a cherished, superb, and compassionate educator, scholar, guide, advisor, lacrosse coach, and associate.  Not to be overlooked, Dr. Teich was a dedicated community leader and a very involved and active citizen. Numerous groups and community endeavors were impacted by him, including the HUGS (Help, Understanding, Guidance, and Support) program, the Beth Shalom Congregation, the Johnstown Concert Ballet, the lacrosse team at UPJ, the board for Victim Services, and the President of the organization.

Dr. Teich has changed students’ lives for more than 35 years by providing them with instruction and volunteer work that prepares them for success in life and makes a difference in our neighborhood and beyond. Students adored Alan as their favorite professor, and they enjoyed his lessons.  They enjoyed his manner and his generosity. Hundreds of students received career-defining internship placements because of his guidance. The Edward A. Vizzini Teacher of the Year Award in the Natural Sciences was given to him twice.

About Alan Teich

In 1987, Dr. Teich became an assistant professor of psychology and natural sciences at UPJ. In 1993, he was elevated to the position of associate professor. Dr. Teich held the positions of vice president for academic affairs, chair of the Division of Natural Sciences, and chair of the Psychology Department. Serving on numerous campus committees, as well as the faculty advisor for the Psychology Club and Psi Chi Honor Society, demonstrated his engagement as a faculty member.

As a scholar and a speaker at professional conferences, Dr. Teich was involved in his area. Professional magazines like Behavioral Brain Research, Behavioral Neuroscience, and Perspectives in Behavioral Medicine featured his studies on the effects of stress on the human body, experimental pain, and the impacts of divorce on children. In addition, Dr. Teich held a license to practice psychology.

Dr. Teich graduated from the State University of New York at Brockport with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, the State University of New York at Geneseo with a master’s degree in experimental psychology, and the University of Miami with a doctorate in behavioral medicine.


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