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Jackson installed as Rosenzweig Associate Professor

From the WashU Newsroom...

Joshua Jackson has been installed as the Saul and Louise Rosenzweig Associate Professor of Personality Science at Washington University in St. Louis. A ceremony and reception were held March 21 in Holmes Lounge in Ridgley Hall to celebrate the occasion.

Jackson’s scholarly expertise focuses on how personality develops across the lifespan, the effects that personality has on important life outcomes, and how best to measure personality across time and context. His current studies emphasize understanding how personality relates to physical health and whether educational experiences change personality.

The endowed professorship was made possible by a generous gift from the Foundation for Idiodynamics from the bequest of Saul Rosenzweig, a member of the Washington University psychology faculty in Arts & Sciences from 1948 to 1975, and his wife, Louise.

“I am deeply grateful to the leadership at the Foundation for Idiodynamics for this professorship honoring Saul and Louise Rosenzweig and their enduring contributions to the university,” Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton said. “During his long tenure on the Washington University faculty, Saul Rosenzweig was an influential figure in the field of personality science, and this professorship will further extend his remarkable legacy.”

“It is certainly a pleasure to be able to recognize the outstanding work of such a bright and engaging scholar of psychology,” said Barbara A. Schaal, dean of the faculty of Arts & Sciences and the Mary-Dell Chilton Distinguished Professor. “Joshua Jackson’s star has only begun to rise and we are very proud to call him a member of our faculty. This endowed professorship serves as acknowledgement not only of his many accomplishments in his field, but also of the exciting discoveries that no doubt lie ahead as he continues to build on his exceptional body of work.”

Jackson has served since 2011 as director of the Personality Measurement and Development Lab at Washington University and has published his research in a wide variety of scholarly journals, including Psychological Science, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the European Journal of Personality, JAMA Psychiatry, Psychology and Aging, and Journals of Gerontology. He received the Best Paper Award from the Journal of Research in Personality in 2014.

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