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2019 Recipient

William Pelham Jr.

Dr. Pelham is a 1970 graduate of Dartmouth College and earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1976. He was a faculty member at Washington State University, Florida State University, the University Pittsburgh (WPIC), and the State University of New York at Buffalo (Director, Center for Children and Families) prior to moving to Florida International University in 2010, where he is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Director of the Center for Children and Families. He remains an Emeritus SUNY Distinguished Professor of Psychology at SUNY Buffalo and an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at WPIC. His summer treatment program for ADHD children has been recognized by Divisions 53 and 37 of the APA and by CHADD as a model program, is listed on the SAMHSA NREPP list, and is widely recognized as the state of the art in treatment for children and adolescents with ADHD. Dr. Pelham has authored or co-authored more than 400 professional publications dealing with ADHD and its assessment and treatment-psychosocial, pharmacological, and combined-and was named as one of the top 10 among the country's 1,900 academic clinical psychologists in number of peer-reviewed publications.

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Past Recipients

  • 2018: Lester Standiford, College of Arts, Sciences & Education
  • 2017: Allan Rosenbaum, Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs
  • 2016: Erik Camayd- Freixas, Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs
  • 2015: Stavros V. Georgakopoulos, College of Engineering and Computing and Aileen Marty Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
  • 2014: Patrick "Chip" Cassidy, Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • 2013: Judith Stiehm, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2012: Arindam Chowdhury, College of Engineering and Computing
  • 2011: Kalai Mathee, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
  • 2010: Arvind Agarwal, College of Engineering and Computing
  • 2009: W. Kinzy Jones, College of Engineering and Computing
  • 2008: Darden Pyron, College of Arts & Sciences
  • 2007: Krishnan Dandapani, College of Business
  • 2006: Nancy Wellman, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
  • 2005: Kenneth Furton, College of Arts & Sciences
  • 2004: Christos Koulamas, College of Business
  • 2003: Mira Wilkins, College of Arts & Sciences
  • 2002: Arun Prakash, College of Business
  • 2001: Naphtali Rishe, College of Arts & Sciences