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Dorothea Jameson

OSA Awards & Distinctions



Dorothea Jameson received her B.A. degree in 1942 from Wellesley College. From 1941 to 1947, she worked as a research assistant for the Division of Research at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business Administration. She left the university to accept a position as a research psychologist for the Color Technology Division of the Eastman Kodak Company. In 1957, she went to New York University as a research scientist in the Department of Psychology. Jameson stayed there until 1962 when she became a research associate and a professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Psychology and Institute of Neurological Science. She became a full pfrofessor in 1975, and worked until 1991 when she became a professor emeritus. For her many contributions, she was awarded the Warren Medal for Outstanding Research of the Society of Experimental Psychologists in 1971, the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award of the American Psychological Association in 1972, the Godlove Award for Research in Color Vision of the Inter-Society Color Council in 1973, the Edgar D. Tillyer Award from OSA in 1982, and the Hermann von Helmholtz Award of the Cognitive Neuroscience Institute in 1987. She was also a Fellow of OSA.



Document Created: 2 Oct 2020
Last Updated: 2 Oct 2020