Martha Ann Bell, a professor in the Department of Psychology, has been awarded the 2019 Senior Investigator Award from the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology (ISDP).

According to the ISDP website, the honorary career award recognizes scientists who have made “significant contributions to developmental psychobiology.” The award will be presented at the 2019 annual ISDP meeting in October in Chicago.

Bell is also an adjunct professor in the Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience (part of the College of Science) and an affiliated faculty member of the Department of Human Development and Family Science, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. She joined the Virginia Tech faculty in 1996. Bell earned a bachelor’s degree in home economics from Carson-Newman College in 1978, a master’s degree in child and family studies from the University of Tennessee in 1983, and a Ph.D. in human development from the University of Maryland in 1992.