The American Academy of Political and Social Science elected Dr. John Laub as its 2015 Thorsten Sellin Fellow in recognition of his contributions to social science and accomplishments in communicating social scientific understanding in the public domain. Go to AAPSS Meet the 2015 Fellows webpage to hear Dr. Laub's Induction Remarks.
Dr. Laub is Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland, College Park. From July 22, 2010 to January 4, 2013, Dr. Laub served as the Director of the National Institute of Justice in the Office of Justice Programs in the Department of Justice. Dr. Laub’s areas of research include crime and the life course, crime and public policy, and the history of criminology.
The Academy Fellows Program was begun in 2000, with each Fellowship named for distinguished past members of the Academy or for contributors to its flagship journal The Annals. The Fellows Program aim is to recognize distinguished contributions to both scholarship and public policy and to encourage collaborations consistent with the mission of the Academy, which is to advance social science in the public interest. For more information about the work of the Academy, visit their website at http://www.aapss.org.