2018-20 Phi Kappa Phi Scholar

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Morton Ann Gernsbacher
Phi Kappa Phi Scholar

Barbara Duval
Phi Kappa Phi Artist 

gernsbacherMorton Ann Gernsbacher
Vilas Research Professor and
Sir Frederic C. Bartlett Professor

University of Wisconsin–Madison

Dr. Morton Ann Gernsbacher, Vilas Research Professor and Sir Frederic C. Bartlett Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has been selected by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society, as the 2018-2020 Phi Kappa Phi Scholar. Dr. Gernsbacher received the award for her achievements in research, teaching, service and leadership.

An esteemed researcher and professor of more than 30 years, Dr. Gernsbacher has been recognized nationally and internationally for her achievements in the field of cognitive neuroscience of human communication. Her research focuses on typical and atypical attention and communication, including the condition of autism, using both behavioral and brain imaging methodologies.

Dr. Gernsbacher’s extensive research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, the Centers for Disease Control and several private foundations. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Society for Experimental Psychologists, the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society and the American Educational Research Association.

She holds a Ph.D. in human experimental psychology from The University of Texas at Austin.

Read the full press release announcing Dr. Gernsbacher as the 2018-2020 Phi Kappa Phi Scholar.



The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi