Date published: 4/26/2017

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Robert (Bob) Bjork on being selected to receive the 2016-2017 Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award! The award is funded from a gift endowment established by the late Edward A. Dickson, Regent of the University of California from 1913 to 1946, to honor outstanding research, scholarly work, teaching, and service performed by an Emeritus or Emerita Professor since retirement.

Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel Michael S. Levine announced the three award winners and said that Bob “is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading scholars on the topic of human learning and memory. Since his retirement he has won a number of awards including the James McKeen Cattell Award (with Elizabeth L. Bjork), 120th Faculty Research Lecturer, University of California, Los Angeles 2013; Elected Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2012; and the Norman Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award, Society of Experimental Psychologists. He has remained a prolific scholar and highly sought-after lecturer. He continues to teach classes, mentor graduate students and serve on important departmental committees. He remains a giant figure on campus.”