Andrew Strouthes ’51, P’81

Andrew Strouthes ’51, P’81 passed away peacefully at age 98 on February 15, 2022.

Andrew was born in Lefkara, Cyprus, and he immigrated from Cyprus to the United States in 1947. He graduated from Wesleyan University with honors in 1951. He went on to earn a master’s degree from the University of Connecticut in 1952 and a PhD from Temple University in 1960.

Andrew was an associate professor of psychology at the State University of New York at Binghamton, where he specialized in animal behavior. He was devoted to his research in animal conditioning and to his students; he was renowned for learning all his students’ names within the first week of each semester, even in large lecture courses of more than 150 students. He was considered by many to be the best teacher they had at SUNY. His work in fear and reward conditioning in rats has been cited many times, and during the course of his research, he also found a correlation between saccharin consumption and mortality in rats.

Andrew was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Mary Joyce, and son Daniel Strouthes. He is survived by sons Peter of Austin, Texas, and Mark of Arnold, Maryland, and daughter Daphne of Dallas, Texas. Known as a raconteur and bon vivant, he was beloved in the Gardens of Annapolis, where he lived for the last years of his life.