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Obituary: Irwin L. Goldstein Benjamin Schneider CEB’s Workforce Surveys and Analytics and Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland Irwin L. Goldstein—called Irv by everyone always—was born in New York City on October 4, 1937, the first child of Benja- min and Molly Goldstein. His father had emigrated from Russia in 1920 and his mother’s parents had done the same a generation earlier. His father ran a candy store, working very long hours serving as a life-long role model for Irv. Irv grew up surrounded by family brought to the U.S. by his father. Nearby also lived Arlene (Micki) Isaacson, whom he met when he was 15 and married later, and whom he always described as his best friend. After graduating from the even-then well- known Stuyvesant High School, he en- rolled at Queens College but transferred to Baruch College (downtown City College, now CUNY) after meeting Angelo Dispen- zieri, a kind, tough, smart, man whose de- meanor was always lively, smiling, ener- getic, and welcoming—all traits that char- acterized Irv as well. After City College he enrolled in Psychology at Maryland and in his second year there he married Micki. C. J. (Jack) Bartlett arrived from Ohio State University (OSU) in Irv’s last year at Maryland to set up the Industrial Psy- The Industrial Organizational Psychologist chology pro- gram for which Irv originally thought he had come to Mary- land; they be- came great buddies. Irv’s first job after the PhD was at OSU in their Industrial/ Applied Experi- mental program, but he and Micki missed the East Coast and family, espe- cially after their first child, Harold, was born. When Jack Bartlett asked him to return to Maryland the story goes that Micki told Irv: “I don’t know about you but I am going upstairs to pack.” And so began the wonderful legacy Irv left at the University of Maryland as an aca- demic (eventually chair of Psychology), a professional (eventually president of SIOP), and an administrator (eventually dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and then vice chancellor for Academic Affairs for the entire Uni- versity System of Maryland). 195