Roediger receives mentor award from Association for Psychological Science

Henry "Roddy" Roediger photo

Henry L. “Roddy” Roediger III, an internationally recognized scholar of human memory and the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has received the 2016 Mentor Award from the Association for Psychological Science (APS).

“Roddy opened a door for me, and he has done the same thing for countless others,” said Andrew Butler, who studied human memory under Roediger as a Washington University doctoral student.

In an APS feature on Roediger’s mentor award, Butler recalled how Roediger once persuaded him to dress up in a gorilla suit and jump onstage during a keynote address at the APS annual convention. Now an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Texas-Austin,  Butler credits Roediger with being the “biggest influence” on his development as a scientist.



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