Randi Martin Awarded for Distinguished Leadership in Cognitive Neuroscience Research

Randi Martin, the Elma Schneider Professor of Psychological Sciences at Rice University in Texas, has received the 2024 Clifford T. Morgan Distinguished Leadership Award from the Psychonomic Society. The honor is presented to individuals who are committed to advancing scientific research in the experimental study of cognition.

In addition to her teaching, Dr. Martin serves as director of the T.L.L. Temple Foundation Neuroplasticity Research Laboratory at Rice University, where she has taught for more than 40 years. Her research focuses on cognitive neuroscience, the psychology and neuropsychology of language, and short-term memory.

An active member of numerous professional organizations, Dr. Martin currently serves as president of the Association for Psychological Sciences. She is the co-founder of the Women in Cognitive Science organization, and serves on its advisory board. Earlier in her career, she served as chair of the governing board of the Academy of Aphasia, editor of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, and senior editor at the journal Cognition.

Dr. Martin is a graduate of the University of Oregon, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in general social science and mathematics. She holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in psychology from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

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