Michael Turvey, PhD

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Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Haskins Laboratories, University of Connecticut
Location: Mansfield Center, Connecticut, United States

Michael Turvey, PhD, Professor Emeritus at the University of Connecticut, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Ecological Perspective.

Dr. Turvey would like to be remembered as a dedicated scholar, and after a lifetime teaching over 25 thousand undergraduates and 50 PhD candidates, has been honored with the title of professor emeritus at the University of Connecticut. He is best known as a senior research scientist of Haskins Laboratories, and for his work with the Center for the Ecological Study of Perception and Action with the department of psychology at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Turvey is a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

An alumnus of Ohio State University, Dr. Turvey holds a PhD from the institution, as well as a slew of honors from the psychology community. He was presented with an honorary Doctor of Philosophy from Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam in 1995 and a Doctor of Humane Letters from Florida Atlantic University in 2011, the same year he was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Experimental Psychologists. Dr. Turvey has been recognized with a Distinguished Professor Award by both the University of Connecticut Board of Trustees and its Alumni Association. He was the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientist Lecturer in 1998, and received a 2013 Lifetime Mentor Award from the Association for Psychological Science.

From visual word recognition to optic flow, Dr. Turvey’s research has touched on complex aspects of human behavior, and has been published with professional journals such as Cognitive Systems Research, the Journal of Motor Behavior, Neuroscience Letters, and the Journal of Experimental Biology. His research with Ramesh Balasubramaniam at the University of Ottawa won the 2004 Ig Nobel Physics Prize for their work explaining the dynamics of hula-hooping, and was published in Biological Cybernetics. Dr. Turvey has recently finished writing a book collecting lectures on perception and ecological perspective, and will be completing his next book on action and ecological perspective.

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