David E. Meyer, known as one of the most famous psychologists living today, has been selected as the 2016 Henry Russel Lecturer. It is one of the university's highest honors for a senior member of its active faculty.

Meyer is the Clyde H. Coombs and J.E. Keith Smith Distinguished University Professor of Mathematical and Cognitive Psychology and professor of psychology, LSA.

His selection as the Henry Russel Lecturer recognizes his research that has appeared in numerous books and scientific periodicals, and his prolific mentorship of young scholars. Meyer has helped produce generations of highly productive cognitive scientists taking professional positions at major universities and research institutions throughout the U.S. and overseas.

The Henry Russel Lectureship is awarded each year to a U-M professor in recognition of exceptional achievements in research, scholarship or creative endeavors, and an outstanding record of teaching, mentoring and service.

Meyer will deliver the Russel lecture Feb. 22, 2016.

Meyer's teaching and research are sponsored by the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Mental Health, and Office of Naval Research. They have dealt with fundamental aspects of human perception, attention, learning, memory, language, movement production, reaction time, multitasking, executive mental control, human-computer interaction, personality and cognitive style, cognitive aging, cognitive neuroscience, mathematical models and computational models.

Reports of his research have appeared in books and periodicals such as Science, Psychological Review, Cognitive Psychology, Memory & Cognition, Journal of Experimental Psychology, and Journal of Memory and Language. Reports on his research also have appeared in volumes of the Attention and Performance symposium series, among other publications.

Meyer also has served extensively on journal editorial boards, grant review panels, and administrative committees in his professional field. Meyer is a fellow in the Society of Experimental Psychologists, American Psychological Society, American Psychological Association, and American Association for the Advancement of Science. He also is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

The American Psychological Association has honored him with its Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, and he received the William James Award for Lifetime Scientific Contributions from the Association for Psychological Science.

Read the full article "Henry Russel lecturer, awardees named for 2016" at The University Record.