Aletha C. Huston

Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient

College of Education and Human Development and College of Liberal Arts, June 3, 2004

Aletha C. Huston earned a Ph.D. in psychology and child development from the University of Minnesota in 1965. Her career in child development research focused mainly on media effect, gender role development, child-care consequences, and the mechanisms through which poverty adversely affects children's development. She currently is the Priscilla Pond Flawn Regents Professor of Child Development in the Department of Psychology at the University of Texas. She has served as the president of the division of Developmental Psychology of the American Psychological Association and was elected president of the Society for Research in Child Development. One person wrote, "Aletha Huston is, in many ways, a model academic and professional. In addition to being a highly regarded and productive investigator and giving service to the field, she is an exemplary teacher, holds high standards for herself and those with whom she works, and is a devoted mentor of her students during and long after they have completed their degrees."

Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.