Honorary Associate

Honorary Associate is a title University College Absalon as an institution can bestow on a person once a year. To be eligible to receive the title - Honorary Associate - the person in question must – in exceptional ways – have contributed to enriching both teaching and research, benefiting our institution, our educators and not least our students.


Professor Kenneth J. Gergen. 

Professor Kenneth J. Gergen, PhD, is a founding member, President of the Taos Institute and Chair of the Board, and the Mustin Professor of Psychology at Swarthmore College. He has served as president of two divisions of the American Psychological Association, and the Associate Editor of both the American Psychologist, and Theory and Psychology.

Gergen has been a major contributor to social constructionist theory and organizational change practices. Among his major works are “Realities and Relationships”, “Roundings in Social Construction”; “The Saturated Self”; “An invitation to Social Construction”; and most recently, “Relational Being, Beyond Self and Community” and the book published in Denmark (2017) “Socialkonstruktionisme og uddannelse” with Associate Professor, PhD Karsten Mellon from University College Absalon. Gergen’s work has received numerous awards, including fellowships, foundation awards, and honorary degrees in both Europe and the U.S.

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