Ellen Markman

Senior Associate Dean for the Social Sciences and the Lewis M. Terman Professor

Concentration Advising in:
Academic Appointments
Professor, Psychology
Member, Bio-X
Member, Maternal & Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI)
Markman’s research interests include the relationship between language and thought; early word learning; categorization and induction; theory of mind and pragmatics; implicit theories and conceptual change, and how theory-based explanations can be effective interventions in health domains.
Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations
Member, Provost’s Taskforce on Women and Leadership (2014 - Present)
Member, Scientific and Technological Advisory Council, Menus of Change, Cuilinary Institute of America and Harvard School of Public Health (2014 - Present)
Member, Committee on the Science of Children Birth to Age 8, National Research Council and Institute of Medicine, 2013-2014. (2013 - 2014)
Member, CUES (2011 - 2012)
Member, Selection Committee, Division 7, APA Book Award Committee (2008 - 2008)
Member, Selection Committee, Division 7, APA Book Award Committee (2007 - 2007)
Member, External Review Committee, University of California, Berkeley (2007 - 2007)
Member, External Review Committee, University of Chicago, Development Area (2006 - 2006)
Member, External Review Committee, University of Maryland (2006 - 2006)
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development (2005 - 2005)
Honors & Awards
William James Lifetime Achievement Award for Basic Research, American Psychological Society (2013)
Fellow, Cognitive Science Society (2012)
Elected to National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences (2011)
Elected Fellow, Association for Psychological Science (2006)
Division 7 Outstanding Mentoring Award, American Psychological Association (2004)
Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2003)
Appointed as Lewis M. Terman Professor, Stanford University (2002)
Elected Fellow, American Psychological Society (1989)
University Fellow, Stanford University (1983-1984)
Fellow, The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (1982-1983)
Degrees / Education
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania (1973)
B.A., University of Maryland (1969)