CURRICULUM VITAE

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RICHARD HELD, Ph.D

Professor Emeritus

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

s EDUCATION
  • 1952 Harvard University, Ph.D (Experimental Psychology)
  • 1948 Swarthmore College, M.A. (Psychology)
  • 1944 Columbia University, B.S. (Engineering)
  • 1943 Columbia University, B.A. (Liberal Arts)
s ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
  • 2001-2010 Director of Research and Graduate Eduation, The New England College of Optometry
  • 1993-Present Professor Emeritus, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 1995-2008 Adjunct Professor of Vision Science, New England College of Optometry
  • 1963-1993 Professor, Experimental Psychology, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences,Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 1977-1986 Chairman, Department of Psychology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 1962-1963 Senior Research Fellow, National Science Foundation, and Visiting Professor, Department of Psychology, Massachusetts of Technology
  • 1955-1956 Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University
  • 1953-1962 Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, and Chairman of Department of Psychology, Brandeis University
  • 1949-1953 Research Assistant, Teaching Fellow, National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, Harvard University
  • Summer 1948 Research Fellow, Jackson Hole Wildlife Park, New York Zoological Society
  • 1946-1948 Research Assistant (Prof. Wolfgang Kohler), Department of Psychology, Swarthmore College
s COMMITTEES
  • 2000-Present Board of Directors, Project Prakash, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 1995-1999 Member, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Psychology Advisory Board
  • 1988-1992 Chair, Space Human Factors Discipline Working Group, NASA
  • 1987-1993 Aerospace Medicine Advisory Committee, NASA
  • 1982-1985 Vision Research Program Committee, National Eye Institute
  • 1979-1986 Scientific Advisory Committee, McLean Hospital
  • 1978-1988 Associate, Neurosciences Research Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 1975-2013 Board of Directors, Sinauer Associates, Inc.
  • 1974-1981 Board of Directors, Foundations’ Fund for Research in Psychiatry
  • 1970-1973 Membership Committee, Experimental Psychology, American Psychological Association
  • 1969-1972 Board of Directors, Eastern Psychological Association
  • 1967-1970 Board of Scientific Affairs, American Psychological Association
  • 1966-1980 Executive Committee, International Neuropsychology Symposium
  • 1966-1968 Chairman, Experimental Psychology Study Section, National Institutes of Health
  • 1965-1975 Committee on Vision, Armed Forces National Research Council
  • 1964-1968 Member, Experimental Psychology Study Section, National Institutes of Health
s EDITORSHIPS
  • 1988-1995 Editorial Board, Behavioral Brain Research
  • 1988-1994 Editorial Board, Clinical Vision Sciences
  • 1985-1989 Board of Reviewing Editors, Science
  • 1972-1980 Editorial Board, Perception
  • 1970-1975 Board of Editors, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
s HONORS AND AWARDS
  • 2010 Doctorat Honoris Causa, State of University of New York (SUNY)
  • 1996 Galileo Award of the American Foundation for Vision Awareness
  • 1985 Kenneth Craik Award, Cambridge University, U.K.
  • 1984 Doctorat Honoris Causa, University of Brussels, Belgium: 150th anniversary
  • 1983 The Howard Crosby Warren Medal, Society of Experimental Psychologists
  • 1979 Glen A. Fry Award, American Academy of Optometry
  • 1977 Honorary Degree, Doctor of Ocular Science, New England College of Optometry
  • 1973 Elected, National Academy of Sciences
  • 1971 Elected, Society of Experimental Psychology
  • 1967 Elected, American Academy of Arts and Sciences