Jon H. Kaas, Ph.D.
Jon H. Kaas, Ph.D., is Distinguished, Centennial Professor of Psychology at Vanderbilt University, where he has been since 1973.
He received a B.A. from Northland College and a Ph.D. from Duke University. Kaas was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2000, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001. He received the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association, the Karl Spencer Lashley Award from the American Philosophical Society, the George A. Miller Prize in Cognitive Neuroscience from the Cognitive Neuroscience Society in 2014, Honorary Life Member, J. B. Johnson Club for Evolutionary Neuroscience in 2014, and the Palay Award from the Journal of Comparative Neurology, 2014. He has published over 540 papers and review articles, and edited many volumes including a four-volume series “The Evolution of Nervous Systems” in 2007 and 2017. In 2009 he received the Graduate Mentoring Award from Vanderbilt University.