NYU Steinhardt has named J. Lawrence Aber, an expert on children, poverty, and public policy, the inaugural Albert & Blanche Willner Family Professor in Applied Psychology and Public Policy and an NYU University Professor.
New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development has named J. Lawrence Aber, an expert on children, poverty, and public policy, the inaugural Albert & Blanche Willner Family Professor in Applied Psychology and Public Policy and an NYU University Professor. Aber’s inaugural lecture is slated for Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Greenberg Lounge located within the NYU School of Law.
“NYU prides itself on its top-tier research faculty, and Professor Aber is a shining exemplar,” said NYU President John Sexton. “The NYU community heartily congratulates him on his recent honors.”
The Willner Family Professorship was established with a $2-million gift from Dr. Albert Willner, who graduated from NYU’s Washington Square College in 1939. Willner was president emeritus of the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science and a retired orthopedic surgeon. He passed away in November 2011.500
In addition, Aber has been named as a University Professor by NYU. The title of University Professor is a university-wide award conferred upon outstanding scholars in recognition of the interdisciplinary nature of their work. There are currently
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