This is my Grandpa, Ronald Skeen Peterson, in 1957 at the age of 31.
Two years later he was hired by Utah State University as a counselor. He would very shortly be made head of the department. He taught abnormal psychology while running the counseling and testing department for the remainder of his years at USU.
Prior to his hire by USU, he worked as a counselor at the University of Oregon where he completed his PhD work in psychology.
I wonder if this lovely portrait was taken for the University of Oregon or on the occasion of his graduation? I need to nail down the dates of a few things and I might be able to make a more accurate guess.
Either way – it’s a beautiful photo. It has a rather large orangish-brown stain across his forehead and off to the side. It cleaned up nicely in photoshop. Ahhhhh photoshop, a photo preservers best friend. 😉