Anthropologist Margaret Mead, assistant curator of ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History and visiting lecturer on child study and anthropology at Vassar for the 1940-41 academic year, spoke on personality development in a Vassar Radio Workshop program broadcast from WGNY in Newburgh, NY.

A close colleague Professor Joseph Folsom at Vassar and a student of Columbia University anthropologist Ruth Benedict '09, Dr. Mead was a frequent visitor to the college.  In 1941-42 she was visiting lecturer in economics at Vassar.