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Jack Fletcher named 2015 Alumnus of the Year
Jack Fletcher, Ph.D., was named the College of Public Health and Health Professions’ 2015 Alumnus of the Year. A 1978 graduate of the clinical psychology doctoral program, he is the Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of Psychology and chair of the department of psychology at the University of Houston. A board-certified child neuropsychologist, Fletcher has conducted research in children with learning and attention disorders and brain injury for the past 30 years. He directs a Learning Disability Research Center grant and has led projects involving neurobiological factors and learning in spina bifida and math disabilities, all funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. He received the Samuel T. Orton award from the International Dyslexia Association in 2003 and was a co-recipient of the 2006 Albert J. Harris award from the International Reading Association. Fletcher was recognized at the college’s convocation ceremony May 2.