FABBS Foundation Honors Alice F. Healy
Alice F. Healy has been an outstanding researcher, editor, teacher, collaborator, and colleague for over four decades. Healy is College Professor of Distinction and Director of the Center for Research on Training at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She received her bachelor’s degree from Vassar and her doctoral degree in psychology from The Rockefeller University. After several years as assistant and associate professor at Yale, she joined the faculty at University of Colorado where she has been recognized with all three of the department’s faculty awards for research, teaching, and service.
Healy has a longstanding history of rigorous basic research with application to questions important to the general public as well as to the government and military. Her interests span memory and cognitive processes, particularly the areas of training, long-term retention, reading, short-term memory, psycholinguistics, and political decision-making. Reflecting the relevance of her research to crucial questions in these areas, Healy’s work has been steadily funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the United States Army, the National Science Foundation, the United States Air Force, the United States Navy, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Spencer Foundation.