Six Florida State University faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in recognition of their efforts to advance science or its applications.
Election to fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers, and the six FSU faculty members are among 396 honorees this year. New fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue rosette pin to represent science and engineering on Feb. 17 at the AAAS annual meeting in Austin, Texas.
Dr. Thomas E. Joiner, professor of psychology, is receiving the honor for contributions to the field of suicide research and prevention, particularly for the development of the leading theoretical account of suicidal behavior. Joiner is a Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor at FSU, the highest honor the FSU faculty members bestow on one of their own. Joiner has published more than 620 peer-reviewed studies and is the editor in chief of the journal Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior. He also has been awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship and received the Dublin Award for career achievement from the American Association of Suicidology.