Professor Jesse Snedeker been selected for a 2019 Everett Mendelsohn Excellence in Mentoring Award. This award, sponsored by the Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Student Council, recognizes faculty members who truly go out of of their way to mentor graduate students.
Assistant Professor Talia Konkle is the winner of the Vision Sciences Society's 2019 Young Investigator Award. The Young Investigator Award is an award given to an early stage researcher who has already made a significant contribution to their field. The award is sponsored by Elsevier, and the awardee is invited to submit a review paper to Vision Research highlighting this contribution.
Professor Elizabeth A. Phelps has been awarded the 2019 Association of Psychological Science William James Fellow Award. This award honors APS members for their lifetime of significant intellectual contributions to the basic science of psychology. Recipients must be APS members recognized internationally for their outstanding contributions to scientific psychology.
Professor John Weisz was selected by Scientific Research Council to receive the 2019 Sarah Gund Prize for Research and Mentorship in Child Mental Health. The award is given to an individual who has made a seminal contribution to the field of child mental health and has mentored others who have continued to advance the research of the field.Read more about Weisz Wins Gund Prize
Associate Professor Leah Somerville was selected for the Flux Society's Young Investigator Award in Cognitive Neuroscience, for 2018. This award recognizes outstanding contributions by scientists early in their careers. Award recipients have been working in the area of cognitive neuroscience for no more than 10 years involved in active independent research.
Michael D. Smith, Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, nominated Mattew K. Nock to be appointed as the Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology. The Provost offcially recognized this appointment retroactive to July 1, 2017. This chair was established in 1929 as part of the bequest of Edgar Pierce, who graduated from Harvard College in 1892, and earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy here in 1895. The donor's intent was to honor a leading scholar in Philosophy or Psychology.