Professor ‘put UH on the map’ with mainstream psychology
Educator brought learning into homes with TV appearances and interviews
Sixty-three years ago, University of Houston professor Richard I. Evans stared at a camera in the public television studio on campus, clasped his hands, cleared his throat and said:
“Good evening, ladies and gentlemen.”
And in that moment, captured on grainy, black-and-white film, the then-30-year-old became the first professor in the United States to teach a psychology course on public TV.