Laraine Masters Glidden, distinguished professor of psychology and human development emerita at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, was recently awarded the Edgar A. Doll Award for research in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Doll Award, presented by Division 33 of the American Psychological Association, is the division’s highest recognition of a career marked by outstanding scientific contributions to the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. Glidden will be honored during the 2015 APA convention this August in Toronto, Canada.
In addition to her teaching and research at St. Mary’s College, Glidden has held positions as department chair, director of the honors program, division head, associate provost, and special assistant to the president. She is currently serving as interim vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at St. Mary’s College. Glidden has also been elected and appointed to leadership positions in professional organizations, including president of Division 33 of the American Psychological Association and president of the Academy on Mental Retardation. She has received local, state and national recognition for her leadership and research accomplishments, including The Arc Distinguished Research Award in 2008 and appointment as a Global Scholar by Special Olympics International in 2011.