Joe Dameron, 85, Professor Emeritus of education, died Aug. 18 in Sun City, Ariz. He taught at UNT from 1968 to 1990. While at UNT, he was one of the only people to twice be elected and serve as president of the Texas Counseling Association, the largest state counseling association in the U.S. He was the first author and editor of an American Counseling Association monograph, The Professional Counselor: Competencies, Performance Guidelines and Assessment, describing all major facets of counselor and guidance associate work behaviors.
He was involved in various professional organizations, serving as president of the Texas Personnel and Guidance Association, the Texas Association of Counseling and Development and the Texas Association for Humanistic Education and Development. He earned his bachelor’s degree from William Jewell College and his master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.