Receiving ACA’s Golden Quill Award (2014)
Dr. Thurber is grateful to have been recognized for a number of research, writing, teaching, and clinical achievements, beginning with a
John Harvard scholarship for academic achievement in 1990.
The following year, his research on speech comprehension earned him the Faculty Prize for Outstanding Senior Honors Thesis from the Department of Psychology at Harvard University.
National Research Service Award
In 1993, Dr. Thurber was awarded a National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Mental Health to study childhood homesickness and the adjustment to separation from home. His homesickness prevention program has helped hundreds of thousands of young people reap the benefits of overnight summer camp without suffering intense homesickness.