|Richard Ferraro selected for Fellow status by National Academy|
A University of North Dakota distinguished professor has been approved for Fellow status by the National Academy of Neuropsychology.
F. Richard Ferraro, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of psychology, recently was informed in a letter from Arthur MacNeill Horton Jr., chairman of the academy, that his application for Fellow status was endorsed by the NAN Board of Directors.
"We received a number of applications for NAN Fellow status this year, and the review process was highly competitive," Horton wrote. "This is indeed an honor and reflects your significant contributions to the field of neuropsychology."
Ferraro, who will be starting his 17th year at UND this fall, has been invited to the NAN business meeting set for October in New York City to be recognized for the honor.
At the time Ferraro was named a Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor in May 2007, he had completed 167 peer-reviewed publications and 205 conference presentations. Grant awards, attracted by Ferraro and his colleagues, at the time were calculated to be $7.5 million. The distinguished professorship is the highest faculty honor bestowed at UND.
Ferraro has served as editor, co-editor, consulting editor, and reviewer for many journals in his field. In 2005, he received the Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Research at UND.
Ferraro received his bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Potsdam. His master's and Ph.D. degrees came from the University of Kansas. Before joining UND in 1992, he held positions at the University of Kansas and Washington University in St. Louis, where he served dual appointments with the psychology department and the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center/Memory and Aging Project.
Ferraro currently directs the General Experimental Program in UND's Psychology Department. He has taught courses in adult and child neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, aging and age-related diseases, and developmental psychology.