Apr 23, 2021

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of Chancellor Gillman, we are pleased to share that Judith Kroll, Distinguished Professor, Department of Language Science, has been elected a fellow by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Fellows are nominated and elected to the academy by current members.

Professor Kroll has led a distinguished career and we are honored that she has chosen to spend the current phase of it here at UCI where her contributions to language science and education will help further propel the university and make an overall impact in this burgeoning area of importance. Kroll is receiving the honor for her research, which is revealing the unique way bilinguals juggle the presence of two languages in one mind and brain. Her work, supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, shows that bilingualism provides a tool for revealing the interplay between language and cognition that is otherwise obscure in speakers of one language alone.

Professor Kroll joined the faculty at UCI in 2019. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the Psychonomic Society, and the Society of Experimental Psychologists.

This is yet another illustration of the remarkable achievements of UCI’s faculty, which includes 44 members of the National Academies and 35 members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Please join us in congratulating Professor Kroll on this exceptional accomplishment.


Hal S. Stern, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Chancellor’s Professor, Department of Statistics

Bill Maurer, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Social Sciences
Professor, Anthropology and Law