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Faculty & Staff Honors

Oregon State: Dr. Rick Settersten Honored for Lifetime Work in Human Development

Dr. Rick Settersten, school head of social and behavioral health sciences, Dr. Barbara E. Knudson, endowed chair, and professor of human development and family sciences in the Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Sciences recently received the Society for the Study of Human Development’s (SSHD) 2019 Distinguished Lifetime Career Award. This prestigious award honors a scholar in the physical or social sciences whose work has made substantial, lifetime, and sustained contribution to the understanding of significant and critical aspects of human development. The award is SSHD’s highest honor.

Dr. Settersten has had a stellar career, marked by innovative research, exemplary teaching, and leadership in service for the university, the state, and his profession, resulting in an international reputation. Dr. Settersten has been involved in the development of three major new research areas within human development: life course development; the transition to young adulthood; and now the sociology of aging medicine. Dr. Settersten has an impressive number of publications, with 10 books (another in press and two others under contract), nearly 60 journal articles, and 44 book chapters.

At the national level, he has held leadership positions in the Gerontological Society of America, as well as the American Sociological Society. He was co-editor of a leading developmental journal, Research in Human Development, , and currently serves on three editorial boards. Internationally, he serves on two advisory boards

Dr. Settersten received this honor on October 12 at the Society for the Study of Human Development’s annual conference in Portland, Oregon.

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