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Leading the Field

Monday, January 11, 2016

Professor David Henry Feldman elected president of the Society of the Study of Human Development

Professor David Henry Feldman
Professor David Henry Feldman at the Eliot Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development 50th anniversary celebration in 2014. (Scott Tingley for Tufts University)

Professor David Henry Feldman of the Eliot Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development was elected President of the Society for the Study of Human Development (SSHD), a scientific society dedicated to research and applications for human development policies and programs. "David Henry's election underscores his national recognition as an eminent development scientist and reflects the esteem in which he is held by his peers," said his colleague Professor Richard Lerner, Chair in Applied Developmental Science.

SSHD is a professional society formed by a group of scholars from multiple disciples (e.g., medicine, biology, psychology, sociology, economics, and history). The central focus of SSHD is to provide an organization that moves beyond age-segmented scholarly organizations to take an integrative, interdisciplinary approach to ages/stages across the life span, generational and ecological contexts of human development, and research and applications to human development policies and programs. SSHD currently includes over 200 members.

David Henry began serving a two-year term as President Elect in October 2015. He will serve as President from fall 2017 through fall 2019 and as Past President for the subsequent two years.