Wesley W. Wenrich, 90, of Highland Village, Professor Emeritus of psychology, died Nov. 30, 2022. He joined UNT from Roanoke College in 1970 to help build the clinical psychology program and taught in the Department of Psychology until his retirement in 1993.
The department added many graduate programs during his time at UNT. He taught a practicum in psychotherapy, new courses in psychopathology and was one of the creators of what became the health psychology/behavioral medicine doctoral program in the department. He co-wrote one of the earliest textbooks in that area to use the term “Behavioral Medicine” in its title.
He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan, a master’s at Michigan State University and a doctorate at the University of Minnesota. His wife, the late Lindsey Paulson Wenrich, studied art, biology and English at UNT.