DICK AND LYDIA TODD FACULTY DEVELOPMENT CHAIR IN COGNITIVE SCIENCE
Established in 1991 by Dick and Lydia Todd

DICK TODD, A&S 1929, Med 1933, and his wife, LYDIA TODD, were longtime supporters of Johns Hopkins. High-school sweethearts, they married while Dr. Todd was in medical school. After a time in private practice, Dr. Todd joined the staff of Children's Hospital in Washington, DC, where he organized one of the nation's first research and training programs in pediatric allergy and the first seminar in pediatric allergy and immunology. The author of two books and many articles on the subject, he also served as school physician at St. Alban's School for Boys and as medical director at Gallaudet College. He died in 1995.

Active in promoting health and education, Mrs. Todd, who died in 2000, served two terms as president of the Washington, D.C., Medical Society Auxiliary, was active in politics and her church, and served as the first female member of the board at St. Alban's.

 

BARBARA LANDAU is the Dick and Lydia Todd Faculty Development Professor of Cognitive Science. A Hopkins faculty member since 2001, Dr. Landau's research focuses on language learning, spatial representation, and the relationship between these systems of knowledge. She studies both normally developing children and adults, and neurologically impaired individuals, using methods that include psychological experimentation, formal linguistic analyses, eye-tracking and imaging techniques. Dr. Landau is author or co-author of numerous books and scholarly articles, and became a fellow of the American Psychological Association in 1999 and the American Psychological Society in 2001. In 2011 she was named vice provost for faculty affairs.