Harvey Black served for 23 years as professor and chair of instructional psychology at BYU after earning his PhD from the University of Indiana in 1962. He began teaching in 1950 and has also worked as a clinical psychologist and as a Spanish translator at the Missionary Training Center.
His most rewarding teaching experience was mentoring instructional psychology doctoral students in the School of Education who researched and designed materials for parent-assisted reading for toddlers.
Missions have been a continual part of his life. He served in Argentina, Chile, and Nauvoo, as well as completing BYU service and learning and Church history missions. His advice is to keep the fire of service forever bright. He is married to Susan Easton Black. They are the parents of eight children.