Honoring Our Scientists

The FABBS Foundation’s “In Honor Of...” program recognizes eminent, senior scientists who have made important and lasting contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior.

Current Honoree


Diane F. Halpern, PhD

Dean of Social Sciences at Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute and 
Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Claremont McKenna College


Diane F. Halpern is an internationally recognized expert in several fields within the psychological sciences, including critical thinking, gender studies, and the learning sciences. Her journey began when she graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Psychology in 1969. After receiving two Masters degrees from Temple University and the University of Cincinnati, she earned her Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati in 1979 with highest honors. Diane has taught at California State University at San Bernardino, Claremont McKenna College, and served as the Dean of Social Sciences in the Minerva Schools at the Keck Graduate Institute. During her time at Claremont McKenna College, she was the Director of the Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children, was Named McElwee Family Professor of Psychology and George Roberts Fellow, and served as department chair for several years. In addition to her academic appointments, she was the president of the American Psychological Association in 2004, the president of the Western Psychological Association from 1999 to 2000, and the president of the Society for Teaching of Psychology from 1997 to 1998.


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donate.jpgMake a Donation to the “In Honor Of…” Program

Thank you for your interest in making a donation through the FABBS Foundation "In Honor Of..." program. You may make a donation in honor of the current honoree or one of our past honorees. 

Selection Process

Is there an eminent, senior scientist to whom you would like to pay tribute, while simultaneously demonstrating your support for the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior? Through the FABBS Foundation "In Honor Of..." program, individuals can make donations that recognize senior scientists for his or her achievements and contributions.

The FABBS Foundation Board will periodically select honorees who have been nominated by their peers. These individuals will receive recognition on our website, including a biographical sketch, photograph, and listing of those who contributed to the honoree's campaign. This is a wonderful way to pay tribute to someone who has had a lasting impact on our sciences.

We encourage you to submit nominations for the "In Honor Of..." program to the Executive Director.