The EARA Lifetime Achievement Award was founded in 2004 to honor EARA’s founding president. Dr. Jackson was especially interested in peer relationships, parent-adolescent relationships, and coping. His impact on the field of adolescent was profound and revolutionary. This award recognizes an individual whose overall program of work has had a significant impact on our understanding of development and behavior during the second decade of the life-span. At the EARA conference, the awarded scholar will be given the opportunity to present his or her research and ideas.