Winners of APA education and training awards at the 2011 convention

Awards for graduate research, applying psychology to education and training

Education and Training Awards were presented at the 2011 APA convention to (from left to right) Michael K. Scullin; Jon Carlson, PsyD, EdD; and Arthur Graesser, PhDAward for Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology

Jon Carlson, PsyD, EdD, ABPP

Dr. Carlson is a distinguished professor of psychology and counseling at Governors State University and a psychologist at the Wellness Clinic in Lake Geneva, WI. He has served as editor of several periodicals, including the Journal of Individual Psychology and the Family Journal. He holds diplomates in both family psychology and Adlerian psychology. He has authored 160 journal articles and 50 books, including Time for a Better Marriage and Never Be Lonely Again. Dr. Carlson has created over 300 professional trade videos and DVDs with leading professional therapists and educators. In 2004 the American Counseling Association named him a “Living Legend.” In 2009 APA’s Division 29 (Psychotherapy) named him a “Distinguished Psychologist” for his life contribution to psychotherapy.

Award for Distinguished Contributions of Applications of Psychology to Education and Training

Arthur Graesser, PhD

Dr. Graesser is a professor in the Department of Psychology, an adjunct professor in Computer Science, and codirector of the Institute of Intelligent Systems at the University of Memphis. He received his PhD in psychology from the University of California at San Diego. In addition to publishing nearly 500 articles in journals, books, and conference proceedings, he has written 2 books and coedited 11 books. His primary research interests are in cognitive science, discourse processing, and the learning sciences. More specific interests include knowledge representation, question asking and answering, tutoring, text comprehension, inference generation, conversation, reading, education, memory, emotions, computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, and human–computer interaction.

APA/Psi Chi Edwin B. Newman Graduate Research Award

Michael K. Scullin

Mr. Scullin began conducting prospective memory research as an undergraduate with Dr. Gil Einstein at Furman University. In 2007, Scullin entered into the Behavior, Brain, and Cognition graduate program at Washington University in St. Louis to continue researching memory with Dr. Mark McDaniel, Dr. Roddy Roediger, and Dr. Todd Braver. His primary interests concern understanding the cognitive and neural underpinnings of memory and how these mechanisms change in older adults. Scullin’s graduate-level research has been supported by grants from the National Institute on Aging, the American Psychological Foundation/Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology, and Psi Chi, and his research has been published in Psychological Science; the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition; the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences; and Memory & Cognition. In addition to conducting research, he serves as the Science Committee chair for the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS).