SMEP Early Career Research Award

The SMEP Early Career Research Award is given annually by the Society to a young researcher who has made outstanding contributions to multivariate experimental psychology and who shows promise of continued work of a very high quality. The recipient need not be a member of SMEP. Criteria for the award are as follows: (1) outstanding contribution to multivariate experimental psychology; (2) age 40 or younger, or 10 years or less post-Ph.D.; (3) a minimum of one publication in a refereed journal. Nominations are solicited annually from members of the Society, and members then vote among the nominees to select a winner. The winner of the SMEP Early Career Research Award is invited to the annual SMEP meeting to present an address and is also given an honorarium.

Past recipients:

  • 2020: Daniel McNeish, Arizona State University
  • 2019: Lijuan Wang, University of Notre Dame
  • 2018: Zhiyong Zhang, University of Notre Dame
  • 2017: Kevin Grimm, Arizona State University
  • 2016: Victoria Savalei, University of British Columbia
  • 2015: Sonya K. Sterba, Vanderbilt University
  • 2014: Sy-Miin Chow, The Pennsylvania State University
  • 2013: Emilio Ferrer, University of California, Davis
  • 2012: Li Cai, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 2011: Lesa Hoffman, University of Nebraska
  • 2010: Guangjian Zhang, University of Notre Dame
  • 2009: Nathan R. Kuncel, University of Minnesota
  • 2008: Kristopher J. Preacher, University of Kansas
  • 2007: Gitta H. Lubke, University of Notre Dame
  • 2006: Jeremy Biesanz, University of British Columbia
  • 2005: Albert Maydeu-Olivares, University of Barcelona
  • 2004: Daniel Bauer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2003: Deniz Ones, University of Minnesota
  • 2002: Kehai Yuan, University of Notre Dame
  • 2001: Patrick Curran, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2000: Steve Boker, University of Notre Dame
  • 1999: Gerard Saucier, University of Oregon
  • 1998: Steven Reise, UCLA
  • 1997: Niels Waller, University of California Davis
  • 1996: Oliver John, University of California Berkeley
  • 1995: --No award--
  • 1994: Michael Neale, Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics
  • 1993: Roger Millsap, Baruch College, CUNY
  • 1992: Keith Widaman, University of California, Riverside
  • 1991: Linda Collins, University of Southern California
  • 1990: Scott Maxwell, University of Notre Dame
  • 1989: Robert Cudeck, University of Minnesota
  • 1988: Wayne deSarbo
  • 1987: Jack McArdle, University of Virginia
  • 1986: James Steiger, University of British Columbia
  • 1985: --No award--
  • 1984: --No award--
  • 1983: --No award--
  • 1982: Robert Sternberg, Yale University
  • 1981: Larry Hubert, University of Illinois
  • 1980: Gene Glass
  • 1979: --No award--
  • 1978: Patricia Cohen
  • 1977: Myron Wish
  • 1976: Ralph Hakstian
  • 1975: Paul Baltes
  • 1974: Nancy Hirschberg
  • 1973: John Horn
  • 1972: Peter Bentler & John Nessleroade