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Colin Phillips and Matt Wagers elected as AAAS Fellows

November 24, 2020 Linguistics

Professor Colin Phillips, in a black short-sleeved collared athletic shirt, making an introduction

National recognition for important contributions to STEM disciplines

Big congratulations to Colin Phillips, and to his former advisee Matt Wagers *08, now Associate Professor at Santa Cruz, who have been elected Fellows of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science, in "recogni[tion of] important contributions to STEM disciplines, including pioneering research, leadership within a given field, teaching and mentoring, fostering collaborations, and advancing public understanding of science." Specifically, Colin is awarded for "outstanding contributions to psycholinguistics, advocacy for Linguistics and Language Science, superior mentorship and teaching, and a vision of what linguistic education should be," and Matt for "innovative research extending the methodology of experimental psycholinguistics to investigations of understudied minority languages." They are Fellows in Section Z, Linguistics and Language Science, one of 24 areas in the AAAS. Here they join HESP's Nan Ratner, who was elected in 2004, and David Poeppel, who was inducted while at Maryland in 2007.