Michael Smyer, PhD, receives APA Committee on Aging (CONA) award

Smyer is the recipient of the 2013 CONA Award.

Michael Smyer, PhDMichael Smyer, PhD, was presented with the 2013 CONA Award for the Advancement of Psychology and Aging on Nov. 21, 2013, at the Gerontological Society of America’s Annual Scientific meeting in New Orleans. The award was presented to Smyer in recognition of his significant contributions to research, education, practice, public interest and public affairs in psychology and aging throughout his career. Smyer played a key role in establishing the field of geropsychology and has shown extraordinary skill in noticing emerging trends and neglected themes in psychology and aging. In his most recent work, he has directed his attention to the societal implications of the aging work force and to ethical issues related to aging. Smyer is currently the Provost of Bucknell University.