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Allen L. Edwards Psychology Lecture Series

Professor Allen Edwards was affiliated with the University of Washington Department of Psychology for half of a century, from his arrival in Seattle in 1944 as an Associate Professor to his death in 1994. Professor Allen Edwards endowed the Edwards Lectureship to bring nationally and internationally renowned psychologists to campus for short visits to interact with faculty and students. The first Edwards Lecture was delivered by Professor Mark Pagel of University of Reading, England, in 1999. Pagel was a student of Edwards’ and holds a Ph.D. degree from the UW Psychology Department. Since the inaugural Edwards Lecture, we have hosted an impressive list of distinguished speakers during an annual three-part lecture series.

2017 - Improving Society Through Brain Science

April 12, 2017
Katie McLaughlin, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Psychology, UW
Charles A. Nelson III, Ph.D., professor of pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital, director of research, Developmental Medicine Center, Harvard University
April 5, 2017
Geoffrey Boynton, Ph.D., professor, Department of Psychology, UW
Geoffrey Boynton with Michael May, sight recovery patient
March 29, 2017
David Gire, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Psychology, UW
Rajesh Rao, Ph.D., director, Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering, professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, UW

2016 - Connecting the Dots Between Research and the Community

April 20, 2016
Barbara Rogoff, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz Foundation Distinguished Professor of Psychology
Stephanie Fryberg, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Department of American Indian Studies, University of Washington
April 27, 2016
Martin Bohus, M.D. Chair, Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Heidelberg University, Scientific Director, Institute of Psychiatric and Psychosomatics Psychotherapy at the Central Institute of Mental Health
Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor, Department of Psychology, Director, Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics, University of Washington
May 4, 2016
Wendy Stone, Professor, Department of Psychology, Research Affiliate, Center on Human Development and Disability, Director, READi Lab, University of Washington
David S. Mandell, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Director, Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research, University of Pennsylvania, Associate Director, Center for Autism Research, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2015 - The Psychological Science of Inequity and Inequality

February 18, 2015
Dr. Anthony Greenwald, Professor of Psychology, University of Washington
Professor Jerry Kang, Professor of Law and Asian Studies, UCLA
February 25, 2015
Dr. Kathryn Whetten, Professor of Public Policy and Global Health, Duke University
Shannon Dorsey, Professor of Psychology, University of Washington
March 4, 2015
Dr. Michelle Hebl, Professor of Psychology, Rice University
Dr. Kristina Olson, Professor of Psychology, University of Washington

2014 - The Science of Decision Making

February 19, 2014
Chantel Prat, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Washington
Randall O'Reilly, Ph.D. -- Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder
February 26, 2014
Jeansok Kim, Ph.D. -- Professor of Psychology, University of Washington
John O'Doherty, Ph.D -- Professor of Psychology, California Institute of Technology
March 5, 2014
Susan Joslyn, Ph.D. -- Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Washington
David Budescu, Ph.D. -- Anne Anastasi Professor of Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology, Fordham University

2013 - The Science of Psychology in the Real World

February 20, 2013
Peter Kahn, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Washington
Scott Sampson, Vice President, Denver Museum of Nature and History
February 27, 2013
Kevin King, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Washington
Laurence Steinberg, Professor of Psychology, Temple University
March 6, 2013
Geoffrey Loftus, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Washington
Elizabeth Loftus, Distinguished Professor of Social Ecology, Professor of Law, and of Cognitive Science, University of California, Irvine

2012 - Understanding Brains and Behavior

February 22, 2012
Joseph Sisneros, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Richard Fay, Distinguished University Research Professor of Psychology, Loyola University Chicago (Emeritus) and Whitman Investigator at the Marine Biological Laboratory
February 29, 2012
Sheri Mizumori, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, University of Washington
Daphna Shohamy, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Columbia University
March 7, 2012
Ione Fine, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Washington
Daphne Bavelier, Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester

2011 - Diversity, Culture, and Behavior

February 16, 2011
Sapna Cheryan, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Washington
Alice Eagly, Ph.D, Professor, Social Psychology, Northwestern Washington
February 23, 2011
Cheryl Kaiser, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Washington
Linda Tropp, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
March 2, 2011
Jane Simoni, MD, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Washington

2010 - Development of Behavior

February 17, 2010
Dr. Jessica A. Sommerville, Associate Professor, Psychology, Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, University of Washington
Rebecca Saxe, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Cognitive Neuroscience Fred and Carole Middleton Career Development Professorship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
February 24, 2010
Dr. Michael Beecher, Professor, Psychology, University of Washington
Dr. Michael H. Goldstein, Professor, Department of Psychology, Cornell University
March 3, 2010
Dr. Liliana J. Lengua, Associate Professor, Psychology, University of Washington
Dr. Phil Fisher, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Oregon

2009 - Discovery and Healing: Psychology Research Serving Humanity

February 18, 2009
G. Alan Marlatt, PhD, Professor, Psychology, University of Washington; Director, The Addictive Behaviors Research Center
Judson Brewer MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, Yale University; Medical Director, Yale Therapeutic Neuroscience Clinic
February 25, 2009
Jennifer H. Fewell, PhD, Professor, Life Sciences, Arizona State University
Sean O'Donnell, PhD, Associate Professor, Neurobiology & Behavior Program, University of Washington
March 4, 2009
Lee Osterhout, PhD, Professor, Psychology, University of Washington
Karen Emmorey, PhD, Professor, School of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, San Diego State University

2008 - Discovery and Healing: Psychology Research Serving Humanity

February 20, 2008
Rand Conger, Distinguished Professor, Psychology, Department of Human and Community Development, University of California, Davis
February 27, 2008
Robert McMahon, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Washington
Patrick Tolan, Director, Institute for Juvenile Research, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and School of Public Health, University of Illinois, Chicago
March 5, 2008
Anthony Greenwald, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Washington
Lisa Cooper, MacArthur award winner, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

2007 - Discovery and Healing: Psychology Research Serving Humanity

February 21, 2007
Judy DeLoache, William R. Kenan Jr. Chair of Psychology, University of Virginia
Stephanie Carlson, Associate Professor, department of psychology, University of Washington
February 28, 2007
Barbara Stanley, Ph.D., research scientist, department of neuroscience, New York State Psychiatric Institute, Professor, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
Marsha Linehan, Professor, Director, Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics, Department of Psychology, University of Washington
March 7, 2007
Scott Murray, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Washington
Melvyn Goodale, Ph.D., C.Psych., F.R.S.C., Research Professor, Visual Neuroscience, University of Western Ontario

2006 - Discovery and Healing: Psychology Research Serving Humanity

February 22, 2006
Richard Bryant, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, University of New South Wales
Lori Zoellner, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Washington
March 1, 2006
Judith Auerbach, Vice President, The Foundation for AIDS Research
Jane Simoni, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Washington
March 8, 2006
Theodore Beauchaine, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Washington
Susan Tapert, Ph.D., Associate Professor IR, Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego