LAWRENCE — The American Psychological Association has named Steve Warren, vice chancellor for research and graduate studies and professor of applied behavioral science at the University of Kansas, the 2013 recipient of its Edgar Doll Award.
The annual award, conferred by the association’s Division 33, honors an individual for his or her substantial contributions to the understanding of intellectual or developmental disabilities throughout their career. It is the highest recognition of a career marked by outstanding scientific contributions to the field.
The award will be presented Aug. 3 in Honolulu during the association’s 121st annual convention, and Warren will make a formal presentation to members of the division during the ceremony.
Warren joined the faculty at KU in 2000 and was director of the Life Span Institute until 2007, when he was named vice chancellor. He also led the Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center. This followed an 18-year career at Vanderbilt University, where he was a professor of special education and psychology and deputy director of the John F. Kennedy Center for Human Development.
Warren’s research interests include early communication and language development and remediation, early intervention, prevention of mental retardation and prevention of child neglect. He is the co-author of a dozen books and more than 100 scientific papers. His academic background includes three degrees from KU, including a doctorate in child and developmental psychology.
The Edgar Doll Award was established in 1980. Past distinguished recipients with ties to KU and the Life Span Institute include Stephen Schroeder (1995), Donald Baer (1996), and Todd Risley (2002).