Dr. Edward Van Ormer was a psychologist who earned his doctorate at Columbia University in 1932 and joined the Wagner College faculty soon after. His dissertation was on the effects of sleep on memory retention. Van Ormer may have been the first psychologist at Wagner.
A newsletter clipping from the now defunct newsletter Wagner College Bulletin reports on the results of Van Ormer's research in 1934 (right).
After Wagner College, he had a long career at Pennsylvania State University.
Depicted below is van Ormer's influential paper on sleep and memory which was published in Psychological Bulletin in 1933.