The Association for Psychological Science has named Megan Gunnar, Regents Professor and Director of the Institute of Child Development, the 2014 recipient of the APS Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement. APS recently established this annual award to recognize and to honor members of the discipline who masterfully help students and others discover and pursue their own career and research goals.
As Alan Kraut, Executive Director of the Association for Psychological Science, put it: “This is just the second year the Mentor Award has been given and your inclusion in this elite group says a lot about what we mean this award to be. You represent all of it wonderfully: The advisor who makes special efforts; One who transforms the careers of so many you have worked with; That inspirational researcher who influences larger groups in the field; and that doesn’t even do you justice.”
The award will be conferred at the APS Annual Convention in San Francisco, May 22-25, 2014. Congratulations, Megan!