Award Recipients

50th Robert D. Klein University Lecturer

Dagmar Sternad, Professor of Biology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Physics, is the 50th Robert D. Klein Lecturer. 

Dagmar Sternad is an internationally known authority in the field of experimental and computational motor neuroscience. Her studies of human motor control and learning shed light on neurological defects in Parkinson’s patients, children with dystonia, and stroke patients. Her interdisciplinary research has been published in five popular books and more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in highly regarded publications. Professor Sternad is the director of the Action Lab, which researches control and coordination of goal-directed human behavior. Her research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the American Heart Association, and the Office of Naval Research, among others. In addition, she founded the “Boston Action Club,” a highly successful seminar series that brings together faculty and students from local universities.

Previous Robert D. Klein University Lecturers include:

Professor Donald S. Pitkin 1964
Professor Morris A. Horowitz 1965
Professor Roy A. Weinstein 1966
Professor Roland L. Nadeau 1968
Professor Samuel Fine 1969
Professor Robert L. Wells 1970
Professor A. Howard Myers 1971
Professor Blanche Geer 1972
Professor Martha E. Francois 1973
Professor Samuel F. Morse 1974
Professor Richard Arnowitt 1975
Professor Barry L. Karger 1976
Professor Peggy B. Musgrave 1977
Professor John L. Neumeyer 1978
Professor Edith E. Flynn 1979
Professor Nancy J. Kopell 1980
Professor Robert L. Cord 1981
Professor Frederick Wiseman 1982
Professor Pran Nath 1983
Professor Harlan Lane 1984
Professor Philip W. LeQuesne 1985
Professor Fa Yueh Wu 1986
Professor Debra R. Kaufman 1987
Professor David Hall 1988
Professor Nicole F. Rafter 1989
Professor William C. Giessen 1990
Professor Michac K. Yegian 1991
Professor Suzanne P. Ogden 1992
Professor Jorge V. Jose 1993
Professor John H. Laub 1994
Professor John G. Proakis 1995
Professor Christine W. Gailey 1996
Professor Harlan D. Platt 1997
Professor Guy L. Rotella 1998
Professor Roger W. Giese 1999
Professor Albert Sacco, Jr. 2000
Professor William F.S. Miles 2001
Professor Arun Bansil 2002
Professor Sheila Puffer 2003
Professor Robert E. Gilbert 2004
Professor Barry Bluestone 2006
Professor Sanjeev Mukerjee 2007
Professor James Alan Fox 2008
Professor Joan Fitzgerald 2009
Professor Gloria J. Barczak 2010
Professor Vincent G. Harris 2011
Professor Carla Kaplan 2012
Professor Daniel Medwed 2013