Dr. Martha Tamara Shuch Mednick, born March 31st, 1929 in The Bronx, New York, passed away in Rochester, New York on August 14th, 2020.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Ida Shuch, and is survived by two daughters, Lisa Rebecca Mednick Powell and Amy Joan Mednick, as well as two grandchildren, Samuel Evan Kastner and Sophie Leah Kastner. Dr. Mednick is also survived by two devoted sons-in-law, Kip Dean Powell and Joel Harvey Kastner.
Dr. Mednick graduated from Evander Childs High School in The Bronx, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Education at the City University of New York. She earned a PhD in Psychology at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
Dr. Mednick retired from Howard University in 1995, where she was a professor and mentor since January of 1968. She founded Division 35, the Society for Psychology of Women, of the American Psychological Association and served as president of the Society for the Psychological Sudy of Social Issues (1980-82). Her contributions were wide and impactful in the fields of psychology, race and gender studies, and social justice.
Dr. Mednick was cremated at Rochester Cremation. Family members, friends , and colleagues await better times to gather in celebration of Dr. Mednick’s extraordinary life.
To honor her memory, please donate to The Southern Poverty Law Center.