Professor Stack to receive international award for his research
Wayne State professor of criminal justice, Dr. Steven Stack, is the recipient of the 2017 Erwin Stengel Research Award. The Stengel Award is for outstanding "research evidenced by number and quality of publications in internationally acknowledged journals and indicators of esteem and reputation." It is the most prestigious international suicide research award and has been awarded since 1977 by the International Association of Suicide Prevention (IASP).
Stack is the first sociologist to receive the Stengel Award and will receive it at the Biannual Congress of IASP in Kuching, Malaysia in July.
Professor Stack has published 331 articles and chapters, as well as four books, mostly on the social and psychiatric predictors of suicidality. These include many articles in high impact journals such as the American Sociological Review. Stack's research has received over 10,500 citations according to data in Google Scholar. He has also served on five editorial boards including all three major journals in suicide studies.
Professor Stack's previous awards include the Louis Dublin Award given annually by the American Association of Suicidology for lifetime contributions to research on suicide.