William Truett Moss, Ph.D.



Kathy C. Deas, “William Truett Moss, Ph.D.,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed April 14, 2024, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/48180.

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William Truett Moss, Ph.D.


Appalachian State University
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Kathy C. Deas




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Professor Emeritus of Psychology William Truett Moss (January 11, 1932-November 1, 2000) was born in Brunswick, Georgia. He was married to the former Nancy Ann Stone and the couple had three daughters: Nancy Lynn (January 3, 1956-), Jennifer Ann (October 9, 1959-April 30, 1979), and Trudy Gay (June 27, 1962-). Moss attended Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, receiving his A.B. degree in English (1954). He earned an M.S. degree in forestry (1959), and a Ph.D. degree in psychology (1965) from the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. Moss was a forester for the Union Paper Company from 1959 to 1960. From 1960 to 1970, he was an instructor and assistant professor in both the School of Forestry and the Department of Psychology at the University of Georgia. Dr. Moss joined the faculty at Appalachian State University in 1970 as an associate professor in the Department of Psychology and was promoted to full professor in 1972. He worked in the university's Psychological Services, a free contribution on his part, and, from 1973 to 1974, he served as the director of Watauga College. Within Appalachian State, Moss also devoted his energy to the General Honors Program, the Academic Policies and Procedures Committee, the Personnel Committee, the Educational Psychology Advisory Board, and the Undergraduate Program Development Committee. Beyond his service to Appalachian State, Moss was an instructor in the undergraduate extension program in Marion, North Carolina, and academic coordinator of the Burke M.A. Psychology Cluster at Western Carolina Center, Morganton, North Carolina. He was also a psychological consultant to New River Mental Health and Blue Ridge Mental Health's Ashe County facility. Additionally, Moss took a leave of absence in 1987 to serve as director of the Forest Productivity Center at the School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia. Moss's publications include: "Forest Fertilization." The Consultant 8, no. 3 (July 1963) (With L.C. Walker). "Will Fertilizing Forest be Good Business?" Plant Food Reviezv (1963) (With L.C. Walker). "Some Human Aspects of Camping." American Forestry 70 (8): 24-26. 1964. Moss also contributed a chapter to the book Personality and Recreation. Professionally, Dr. Moss was affiliated with Psi Chi, Alpha Zeta, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, the Society of American Foresters, and the American Psychological Association. Moss retired in 1995 and was awarded emeritus status in 1996. Sources: Appalachian State University and personal correspondence. -Kathy C. Deas

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