Samuel J. Messick Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award

This award honors an individual who has a long and distinguished history of scientific contributions to areas related to Division 5.

Sponsor: Division 5

Description

This award honors an individual who has a long and distinguished history of scientific contributions within the Division 5 fields of assessment, evaluation, measurement, research methods and/or statistics.

Award recipients attending the APA Annual Convention will receive the following:

  • An invitation to present at the convention (length varies by award).

  • A cash award of $500 to help offset travel expenses to the convention. 

All award recipients will also receive:

  • An honorary one-year membership to Division 5.

  • An awards plaque and a place in history.

This award was formerly known as the Division 5 Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award (1995-2001).
Eligibility
  • Neither the nominator nor nominee need be a current or former member of either APA or Division 5.

  • Both self-nominations and nominations of others will be considered.

How to Apply

Nomination materials should include:

  1. A nomination letter and two other letters of support that describe the relevance, magnitude and breadth of the nominee’s scientific contributions to the fields of Division 5 throughout his/her career.

  2. Current curriculum vitae of the nominee.

  3. The names, affiliations, email addresses, telephone numbers and mailing addresses of the nominee, the nominator and those writing letters of support.

Please send all requested nomination materials to the Award Committee Chair Mark Daniel.

Past Recipients
2014

Cecil Reynolds, PhD

2013

Wayne F. Velicer, PhD

2012

Alan S. Kaufman

2011

Robert C. MacCallum

2010

Scott E. Maxwell

2009

Howard Wainer

2008

Roderick P. McDonald

2007

James H. Steiger

2006

Ronald K. Hambleton

2005

Peter Merenda

2004

Douglas Jackson

2003

R. Darrell Bock

2002

Robert Rosenthal

2001

Susan Embretson

2000

Lee Sechrest

1999

Robert P. Abelson

1998

Robert L. Linn

1997

Thomas D. Cook

1995

Peter M. Bentler