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Wade K. Baird

2015 University Medallion

Wade K. Baird is a distinguished professor emeritus of Coastal Carolina University. He was on the psychology faculty from 1976 to 2006, and he chaired the Department of Psychology from 1981 to 1987.

He was named Outstanding Professor of Psychology/Sociology in 2003 by the Psi Chi psychology honor society chapter at CCU, which he was instrumental in establishing. He was also named Professor of the Year by CCU’s Student-Athlete Association in 2005. He directed several programs at CCU including institutional self-study, graduate and regional studies and the Undergraduate Counseling Center.

A native of Pittsburgh, he was educated at Thiel College and the University of Pittsburgh.