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Roddy Roediger ’69 Elected to the National Academy of Sciences He is internationally recognized for his theories and pioneering research techniques exploring human memory accessibility and retrieval.

— by on June 8th, 2017

Roddy Roediger ’69

Henry L. “Roddy” Roediger III, a 1969 graduate of Washington and Lee University, was elected into the National Academy of Sciences. Members are elected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Membership is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive.

Roddy, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis, is internationally recognized for his theories and pioneering research techniques exploring human memory accessibility and retrieval, specifically false memories.

Among his many honors are the 2012 William James Fellow Award from the Association for Psychological Science and the Society of Experimental Psychologists’ highest honor, the Howard Crosby Warren Medal. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society (now the Association for Psychological Science) and the Canadian Psychological Association.

Roddy is co-author, with Barry H. Kantowitz of the University of Michigan, and his W&L mentor, David G. Elmes, professor emeritus of psychology at W&L, of “Research Methods in Psychology.” He has also served on W&L’s Science Advisory Committee.