John Snarey John Snarey, Franklin N. Parker Professor of Human Development and Ethics at Candler School of Theology, was named the 2014 recipient of the Lisa Kuhmerker Career Award given by the Association for Moral Education (AME). The award was presented in November at the association’s annual meeting in Pasadena, California.

The AME’s Kuhmerker Career Award recognizes those who have made outstanding, long-term scholarly contributions to the field of morality, and to the association itself. The award’s first recipient in 1982 was Lawrence Kohlberg, Snarey’s graduate school professor and mentor.

Praised as “an eminently worthy recipient of this honor” and “an innovative and fearless researcher,” Snarey was noted for his award-winning doctoral research and critical review in Psychological Bulletin on cross-cultural morality, as well as his book How Fathers Care for the Next Generation: A Four-Decade Study (Harvard University Press, 1993).

According to a statement from the AME, “Snarey has focused on religious ethics and experiences, building a broad foundation for research and theorizing at the interface between morality and religion. He puts his theoretical ideas and research findings into action by honoring multiple voices in the morality conversation at AME conferences and school classrooms.”

Snarey served as President of the Association for Moral Education from 2004 to 2007, and is a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the American Educational Research Association. He has authored numerous books and more than 100 articles, chapters, or reviews for various journals and publications. A member of Candler’s faculty since 1987, Snarey was named to the Parker chair in 2014.