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Baron Perlman received his BA from Lawrence University and his PhD in clinical psychology from Michigan State University in 1974. He is both a Rosebush and University Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and a Fellow in APA's Society For the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2). He has a long standing interest and involvement in the development of faculty, and chaired the university's Faculty Development Board and was a Mentoring Committee member. He is co-author of three books: The Academic Intrapreneur (with Jim Gueths and Don Weber, 1988, Praeger), Organizational Entrepreneurship (with Jeffrey R. Cornwall, 1990, Irwin), and Recruiting Good College Faculty: Practical Advice for a Successful Search (with Lee McCann, 1996, Anker). He is editor of the Teaching Tips column in the APS Observer. The columns recently appeared in book form, Lessons Learned: Practical Advice for the Teaching of Psychology (Perlman, McCann, & McFadden, Eds.) published by the American Psychological Society (1999). His current research focuses on undergraduate teaching from two perspectives. The first illuminates the teaching preparation and ongoing mentoring and development of faculty who teach, and the place of teaching in the recruitment process. Recent University of Wisconsin Undergraduate Teaching Improvement Council and APA Division 2 grants supported work with UW Oshkosh faculty and the writing of a training manual, Peer Review of Teaching (with Lee McCann). The second provides curricular data useful for individual faculty and departments in their policies, curricular decisions and undergraduate teaching. Two journal articles presenting a national study of the undergraduate psychology curriculum recently appeared in Teaching of Psychology (with Lee McCann) supported by a grant from the APA.